Jazz at Magic 12/15/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The Saturday NBA schedule will tip off with a matchup between the Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic from the Amway Center.
The Jazz are a game below .500 overall and rank 24th in the league in rebounds per game. On Wednesday, Utah raced out to an eye-popping 25 point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 111-84 home victory versus Miami. The Jazz out rebounded the Heat by a 58-42 margin and shot 53 percent from the field.
Second year pro Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 21 points on a 9-for-17 shooting performance. Derrick Favors contributed 17 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz.
The Orlando Magic are two games below .500 overall and trail Southeast Division leading Charlotte by one full game. On Thursday, Orlando was successful in their first of two consecutive games in Mexico with a 97-91 victory versus Chicago. The Magic closed the game on a 6-0 run in the final minute and out rebounded the Bulls by a 54-43 margin.
Nikola Vucevic tallied a game high 26 points on 10-for-21 shooting and grabbed ten rebounds. D.J. Augustin chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the Magic.
Utah G Raul Neto is dealing with a sore right thigh and is listed as questionable for this contest. The Jazz are the better team on offense, defense, and on the glass. Take Utah to win easily on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Utah Jazz win big and easily cover this spread 108-97.