Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz - 3/20/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (43-27) at Indiana Pacers (35-34)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +2 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Utah Jazz look for a nice bounce back victory after splitting their last six games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 100.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.8 points and 3.5 assists while George Hill is averaging 17.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last six road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 104.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 22.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15 points and 7.9 assists. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Miles is grabbing three rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four straight home games.
The Jazz are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 10-26-1 ATS in their last 37 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The under is 22-7 in Pacers last 29 overall and the over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
I know the Pacers play their best ball at home and will be eager to bounce back after losing Sunday night to the Raptors. But the Utah Jazz are simply the better team here, and we're getting such a low line that I can't pass it up. The Jazz will give the Pacers issues inside the paint and the last time these two met Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Utah won, 97-76. I'll side with the Utah Jazz and the really sweet line we're getting.