Planning on watching today’s Jazz and 76ers game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the 76ers hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this game is set at 237.5 points, and the 76ers are the home favorites against the Jazz in a non-conference matchup.

UTAH JAZZ VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +12

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-108 in favor of the 76ers.
  • Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can The Jazz Secure a Win at Philadelphia?

Heading into today’s game vs. the 76ers, the Jazz are the 12th seed in the West at 16-20. If they are going to pull off the upset as 12-point underdogs, they will need to improve their play on the road. So far, Utah’s road record is just 5-15 this season.

Utah’s games have been slightly higher-scoring than today’s over/under line throughout the season, as their games have averaged a combined 233.4 points. 27 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 237.5. This season, their over/under record in games with higher OU lines than 237.5 is 5-4.

Against the spread, the Jazz have dropped two straight and are 16-20 for the season. When playing on the road, Utah’s games have resulted in a scoring margin of -12.6 points per contest. Their road ATS record for the season is 8-12.

Utah’s record outside of the Western Conference this season is 6-5 compared to 10-15 against other West teams.

When facing the Celtics, the Jazz struggled to score, as they were below their season average of 114.4 points per game. In that game, they shot 36.2% from the field and finished with 97 points. Lauri Markkanen is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 23.3 PPG, while Collin Sexton comes into the game with an average of 15.8 PPG.

On defense, the Jazz come into the game ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed at 119.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 121.3 points per contest (26th). In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 15.6 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Will the 76ers Come Through as Home Favorites?

Heading into today’s game, the 76ers are 12-point favorites at home vs. the Jazz. Before today’s action, Philadelphia is 2nd in the Atlantic Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference on a record of 23-11.

Against the spread, the 76ers have been the favorite in 26 of their 34 games this season, putting together a record of 20-6 in those games. Philly’s average scoring margin as the favorite this season is +12.5 points per game, helping them to an average home scoring margin of +10.9.

When looking at their over/under record, the 76ers have gone 20-14 with their games averaging a total of 230.9 points. Today’s line of 237.5 is slightly higher than their average OU line of 229.2. In their previous games with higher OU lines than 237.5, their OU record is 3-1.

So far, 76ers have an ATS record of 13-5 at home and 24-10 overall. Their three-game ATS streak came to an end last game as they lost to the Knicks 128-92 as 6-point favorites.

In the 76ers’ most recent game, they put up 92 points against the Knicks. In that game, they took 23 shots from behind the arc and shot 40.7% from the field. On the season, the 76ers are shooting 47% from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 15th in percentage and 21st in made threes.

In the current season, the 76ers defense has excelled, sitting 5th in the NBA by allowing 111.0 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the 76ers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.4% and allowing 34.1% from beyond the arc.