Jazz vs. Pacers - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (12-6) at Utah Jazz (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +1.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, ROOT
The Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz meet Saturday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Indiana Pacers hope to remain red hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 15.8 points and 1.4 assists. George Hill is dishing 3.6 assists and Jordan Hill is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are shooting 42.7 percent from deep in their last five games and have won nine of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven road games. Monta Ellis is questionable with a back injury.
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The Utah Jazz hope for a nice home victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 95.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 94.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.4 points and 2.9 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing three assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz have allowed 38.9 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and are 0-7 this year when allowing 100 or more points. The Utah Jazz have lost three of their last four home games.
The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Jazz are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
How about those Pacers? Indiana is shooting lights out from the field and from beyond the arc and is looking like a team that can make some noise in the East this season. The Jazz are solid defensively but just lost Rudy Gobert and don't have consistent offense to hang with an Indiana team that's lighting it up.