Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (0-1) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSN
The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers square off Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Utah Jazz look for their first win after losing their opener to the Pistons. The Utah Jazz are averaging 87 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 92 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 26 points and six rebounds while Alec Burks is averaging 18 points and six rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing six assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Utah Jazz made just two of 12 threes in their season opener and allowed Detroit to shoot 36.8 percent from downtown. The Jazz have now lost five of their last eight road games and begin this season with three straight games away from home. Raul Neto is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for their first win after losing their season opener to the Celtics. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 26 points and seven rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 18 points and seven rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 12 rebounds and T.J. McConnell is dishing four assists. Philadelphia 76ers got solid production from their young core but need to be far more consistent at both ends of the floor if they’re going to start winning. The 76ers have now lost 11 straight games and haven’t won a home game since March 20th. Nik Stauskas is questionable with a back injury.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
Neither team played much defense in their opening game, and I don't expect anything different here with both teams hungry for a victory. This line is a tab bit low, so I'm siding with the over in this spot.