Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (4-11) at Utah Jazz (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -6 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans fly to Salt Lake City to battle the Utah Jazz tonight.
The Pelicans were enjoying a season-high three-game win streak before getting trounced by the Clippers in a 111-90 romp last night. Eric Gordon scored 16 points while Ish Smith had 15 points and 10 assists off the bench, but things just went from bad to worse for the Pelicans when Anthony Davis was carried off the court after clashing knees with Chris Paul in the open court. The early news is that there is no structural damage to the knee and it is listed as just a contusion, but Davis has a reputation for missing games so we'll just have to wait and see. With the loss, New Orleans drops to 4-12 on the season and 1-8 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz were able to halt a two-game skid with an impressive 102-91 win over the Clippers on Wednesday. Gordon Hayward broke out with five 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 33 points, Derrick Favors added 22 points and Rodney Hood had 13 as the Jazz shot 50.6 percent from the field. Defensively, the Jazz could do little to stop Blake Griffin and Chris Paul who combined for 64 points, but they did hold the rest of the Clippers to just 10 of 37 from the field which proved crucial, especially in the second half. With the win, Utah improves to 7-7 on the season and 5-5 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games playing on zero days rest, while the jazz are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five against a team with a losing record and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the Pelicans are 1-5-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 4-10-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Utah.
The Pelicans have shown that they can still compete without their best player in Davis, but the Jazz looked like a different team on Wednesday and should be too good at home.