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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz - 3/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Utah Jazz (36-30) at New Orleans Pelicans (38-27)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT, FSN

The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 102.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.7 points and 3.6 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz haven’t lost a road game since January 22. 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz - 3/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans also look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 112.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 28.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.2 points and 5.7 assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last eight home games.

The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans, 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 9-4-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Utah Jazz remain one of the hotter teams in the league and the New Orleans Pelicans will continue to struggle with Cousins and Davis out. This is a game the Jazz should have little trouble winning, but I'm not laying double-digit chalk on the road. The Jazz are actually being outscored by one point on the road this season and have only been a double-digit favorite four times. I don't feel comfortable laying such a big number here. Not a strong play at all, but if forced to pick, I want the free points.

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