Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/3/21

Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/3/21 Photo by Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (17-31) at Utah Jazz (36-11)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

The Line: Utah Jazz -16.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz collide at the Vivint Arena on Saturday night. 

The Orlando Magic have been in decent shape as they've won three of their past five games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Pelicans in a 115-110 overtime road win on Thursday. Wendell Carter Jr. led the team with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Terrence Ross added 19 points with five assists while Chasson Randle chipped in with 15 points on five of 16 shooting. As a team, the Magic shot 42 percent from the field and a miserly five of 25 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, before escaping with the win on the back of a pair of clutch 3-pointers from Ross.


Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have been in great shape as they've won 10 of their past 12 games and they will be looking to build on their current eight-game win streak after outlasting the Bulls in a 113-106 home win last night. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 26 points and five assists on seven of 21 shooting, Rudy Gobert added 19 points with 13 rebounds and two blocks, Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points while Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Jazz shot 46 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line as they poured in 32 points to take a nine-point halftime lead, before pushing the margin out to 17 points in the third quarter.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record, and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. The Jazz are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days' rest, and 27-12 ATS in their last 39 games overall. 


Head to head, the Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall. 


The Magic have been in decent form lately as they've won their last two games and they will be high on confidence after taking down the red-hot Pelicans in an impressive overtime win on Thursday. The Jazz are clearly the team in better form in this matchup as they've reeled off eight straight wins and they are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games. The Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall and I think that trend continues as they will struggle against the defense of the Jazz.

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Peter’s Pick Utah -16.5

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

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