Jazz at Pacers 3/20/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers
NBA: 7:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2017
Latest Odds : UTA -2.5 Total 192
In Monday night NBA action, the Utah Jazz will travel to Banker’s Life Fieldhouse to battle the Indiana Pacers. The Jazz have dropped two games in a row and hold a 2.5 game lead over Oklahoma City for the Northwest Division lead. On Saturday, Utah was outscored by 12 points during the final quarter of a 95-86 road loss at Chicago. The Jazz turned the ball over 18 times and shot just 38 percent from the field.
George Hill led five Utah players in double figures with 18 points and handed out seven assists. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort for the Jazz.
The Indiana Pacers have split their last ten games overall and are still fighting for a playoff berth in the East. The Pacers are currently in sixth place in the conference standings, but only 1.5 games ahead of ninth place Miami. On Sunday, Indiana lacked energy during a 116-91 debacle at Toronto. The Pacers were outrebounded by a 51-33 margin and shot 41 percent from the field.
All-Star F Paul George scored a team high 18 points on 7-for-14 from the floor. Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young chipped in 16 points apiece for the Pacers.
Recent Betting Trends:
Jazz are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Under is 7-3 in Jazz last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Under is 22-7 in Pacers last 29 overall.
Under is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 home games.
Free Betting Pick: Utah Jazz -2.5
Utah F Derrick Favors (knee) missed Saturday’s game and is likely out for this contest. The Jazz are better on offense, defense, and on the glass. Take Utah to grab the road victory on Monday night. Final Score Prediction, Utah Jazz win and cover ATS 101-93.