Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz - 10/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (1-1) at Indiana Pacers (0-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSMW
The Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Utah Jazz look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Utah Jazz are averaging 93 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 35.7 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 23 points and nine rebounds while Alec Burks is averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 3.5 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are coming off a Friday win over the 76ers in which they allowed just 30.2 percent shooting. The Jazz have allowed less than 100 points in 10 of their last 12 games. This game ends a three-game road trip for the Jazz to begin the season.
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The Indiana Pacers look for their first victory after a quick 0-2 start to the year. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 47.5 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 19.5 points and three assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 18 points and 1.5 assists. Paul George is grabbing 10 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists. The Indiana Pacers are winless despite shooting 39.6 percent from deep and scoring 99 or more points. The Pacers have to trim their 16.5 turnovers per game and play better defense in order to get in the win column. The Pacers have won five of their last six home games.
The Jazz are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pacers are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Indiana is capable of playin so much better and should have the advantage at home against the Jazz who played Friday night. I like George Hill and Paul George to have a solid outing and lead the Pacers to a win/cover.