Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz - 11/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz - 11/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (7-7) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-7)

NBA Basketball: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -3 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Utah Jazz could use a nice road win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 107.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.4 points and 4.3 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.9 points and 13.2 rebounds. Joe Ingles is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last eight road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers could also use a win after splitting their last six gams. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.6 points and 13.4 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 18.2 points and 3.5 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Jimmy Butler is grabbing four rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won all seven home games this season.

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The Jazz are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The 76ers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 Friday games, 24-10 ATS in their last 34 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Northwest. The favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.

The Utah Jazz have to be motivated to bounce back after getting waxed by the Dallas Mavericks, which was one of the most bizarre games of the season up to this point. The Philadelphia 76ers will figure things out eventually, but they're clearly still learning how to throw Butler in the mix, and the lack of outside shooting will be an issue against this Jazz defense. I'll take the free bucket in a game the Jazz could very well win outright.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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