Pelicans vs. Jazz - 3/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (28-32) at New Orleans Pelicans (23-37)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSN
The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Utah Jazz need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.1 points and 3.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.5 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost six straight road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.8 points and 10.2 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.9 points and six rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.9 assists and Toney Douglas is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 10 home games.
The Jazz are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New Orleans.
The Jazz are falling apart it feels like, losing five straight overall and six straight on the road. The Pelicans continue to play with pride and have to put together a streak if they're going to have any shot at the playoffs. Not high on Utah at the moment. Give me New Orleans at home in a toss up.