Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Pelicans versus the Jazz? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on KJZZ. The game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Pelicans are the favorites in this Western conference matchup the against the Jazz. The over/under for the game is set at 229 points.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK
The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5
This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Monday, November 27th.
WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-101 in favor of the Pelicans.
- Our projections have Brandon Ingram finishing with Brandon Ingram points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 10 threes.
Will New Orleans Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?
Over the Pelicans’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 9-8. Throughout their 17 games, the Pelicans have posted a 7-7 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 2-1 in non-conference matchups.
New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 10-7 so far this season. New Orleans has covered the spread in five straight home games and are 7-3 ATS at home compared to 3-4 on the road.
In contrast to their season average of 112.9 points per game, the Pelicans had a below average performance. They scored 100 points against the Jazz and had a field goal percentage of 41.9%. Brandon Ingram led the scoring for the Pelicans, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Jordan Hawkins chipped in with 25 points.
At present, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 112.9 points per game.
The Pelicans defense is coming off a game in which they held the Jazz offense to just 41.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 105 points to Utah.
Will the Jazz Come Through as Home Underdogs?
The Jazz will face the Pelicans bringing in an overall record of 5-11 and a 1-2 record over their previous three games. So far, the Jazz have gone 5-8 when playing against Western Conference teams and 0-3 in non-conference contests.
Utah possesses a .500 ATS record for the season, sitting at 8-8 ATS. In their four most recent home games, Utah has covered the spread and they are 6-2 ATS at home compared to 2-6 on the road.
Most recently, the Jazz’s offense finished with just 105 points vs. the Pelicans. For the game, they hit 15/43 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 43.7%. Lauri Markkanen is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 23.7. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson also brings a PPG average of 18.3 into the game.
Coming into the game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 121.1 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 75.0% of their games.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Jazz defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.5% while allowing 37.3% from downtown.