Indiana Pacers (23-20) at Utah Jazz (17-25)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -4 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 24.4 points and four assists while Myles Turner is averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collison is dishing 5.4 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six road games.
The Utah Jazz could use a win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 100.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 18.8 points and 3.4 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 16.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 4.8 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last six home games.
The Pacers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Monday games, 15-31-1 ATS in their last 47 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Utah, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not trying to lay chalk with the Utah Jazz, but they should be able to control the pace against the Pacers, and they have been covering machines at home as of late. The Pacers have been hit or miss after such a strong start to the season and are on the end of a back to back. There's better games on the card, but I like the Jazz at home if forced to pick.