Magic at Jazz - 12/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (10-8) at Utah Jazz (8-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -6 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, ROOT
The Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz face off Thursday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Orlando Magic hope to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 16.9 points and 2.4 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 15.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Victor Oladipo is dishing four assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Magic have allowed no more than 93 points in four straight games and are 8-2 in their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last 10 road games. C.J. Watson is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Utah Jazz look for a nice home victory after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.1 points and 2.9 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Alec Burks is dishing 2.2 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz have allowed less than 100 points in 18 of their last 26 games and have won four straight when that’s the case. The Utah Jazz have won seven of their last 11 home games.
The Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Magic are 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Utah.
You guys know the drill. I've been driving the Magic bandwagon from day one and it continues to pay off, especially late with four straight covers. The Jazz are a great defensive team, but I'm going to continue to back the one team that makes Vegas look stupid over and over again.