Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz - 11/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (5-4) at Orlando Magic (3-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic meet Friday night in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Utah Jazz look for their fourth road win to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Utah Jazz are averaging 98.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 95.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 25.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 20.4 points and five assists. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Johnson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 94.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 16.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 13.8 points and 3.3 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.6 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Jazz are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Orlando and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Utah Jazz are as healthy as they've been all season and the Orlando Magic simply aren't a good basketball team. Even with George Hill questionable with a thumb injury, this is a game the Jazz should be able to win and cover. I have little confidence in the Magic right now.