Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/12/21

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/12/21 Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (6-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-6)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +9 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 109.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23 points and five assists while Mike Conley is averaging 17.8 points and 5.7 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.4 rebounds per game. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 100.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 25.1 points and 2.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

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The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Jazz last 13 road games. The under is 8-0 in Cavaliers last 8 overall. The Jazz are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and 14-4-3 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are starting to heat up during this winning stretch and their defensive effort has improved. The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to show their true colors, as their offense has cooled off and they're losing while failing to cover numbers. The Cavs playing on the end of a back to back likely doesn't improve matters, a team that has been held to 96 or less points in six straight games. It's hard to find value in the Cavs in their current form. Give me the Jazz in a comfortable road victory.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -9

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