Pacers vs. Jazz - 11/10/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (3-4) at Indiana Pacers (1-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSMW
The Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers play Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Utah Jazz have won three of their last five games and have been playing fairly well on the offensive side of the ball. In Sunday’s win over the Detroit Pistons, the Jazz had four of their five starters score in the double figures. Gordon Hayward has scored 21 or more points in three of his last five games and Derrick Favors has two double doubles in his last three games. Enes Kanter has grabbed 21 rebounds and is 10-21 from the field in his last two games. Overall, the Utah Jazz are averaging 99.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 104.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting. The Jazz have won four of their last six games when scoring 95 or more points. The Jazz have been better than expected and can really turn some heads on what will be game two of a five-game road trip.
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The Indiana Pacers have lost six straight games and will continue to struggle with their veteran players on the injured list. C.J. Miles and Roy Hibbert are questionable for this matchup with injuries, while David West and others are out indefinitely. In the meantime, Chris Copeland leads the way with 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Donald Sloan is averaging 15.1 points and 5.4 assists. If Hibbert can’t go, a player who has to step up is Luis Scola, who is 6-15 from the field in his last two games and has four turnovers. Solomon Hill has 40 points in his last two games on 15-30 from the field. Overall, the Indiana Pacers are averaging 92.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 95.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. With all of the injuries, the only way the Pacers are going to win is with elite defense and dominating the glass.
The Jazz are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Pacers are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 home games and 10-31 ATS in their last 41 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
It's hard to back the Pacers and the chalk given the fact they can't put the ball in the hoop. The Jazz have actually been playing fairly decent and have enough offensive firepower to steal this one on the road. Give me Utah and the points.