Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (2-30) at Utah Jazz (12-16)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, ROOT
The Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz square off Monday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for back-to-back wins for the first time since March. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 92 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 14 points and five assists while Carl Landry is averaging 13 points and 6.5 rebounds. Robert Covington is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won two road games since March. Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor are questionable.
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The Utah Jazz need a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.9 points and 3.1 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 12.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.8 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing six rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last eight home games. Alec Burks is doubtful and Derrick Favors is questionable.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 1-11-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jazz are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The 76ers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Utah and 9-19-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Jazz are struggling and are banged up. The 76ers are coming off a big win and should have more confidence than usual. If forced to pick this lousey game, I'll take the points.