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Utah Jazz (22-22) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (25-18)
January 23, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -6.5; Over/Under: +239
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The Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans duke it out at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night. Here’s a Jazz vs Pelicans Prediction.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have cooled off from their six-game win streak as they are now hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling painfully short to the Rockets in a 127-126 overtime road loss on Saturday. Jordan Clarkson led the team with 33 points, 12 rebounds and four assists on 12 of 25 shooting, Collin Sexton added 28 points with five assists while Lauri Markkanen chipped in with 22 points and nine rebounds. As a team, the Jazz shot 45 percent from the field and 13 of 43 from the 3-point line as they erased a 17-point deficit to force overtime, only to go scoreless in the final 1:34 to allow the Rockets off the hook in the end. The Jazz will play against the Wizards, Hornets, and Nets after this one.

Utah Jazz Team Facts

  • The Jazz have lost each of their last 16 road games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Jazz have covered the spread in each of their last nine games as underdogs against the Pelicans.
  • Seven of the Jazz’s last eight games as underdogs following a road loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

New Orleans Pelicans

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have been in decent shape as they’ve won eight of their last 12 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting scorched by the Suns in a 123-109 loss on Friday. Zion Williamson led the team with 24 points and 11 of 17 shooting, Brandon Ingram added 17 points with seven rebounds and 11 assists while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Pelicans shot 44 percent from the field and 10 of 42 from the 3-point line but they were always fighting an uphill battle in this one after allowing the Suns to pour in 41 points in the first quarter. The Pelicans actually trailed in this one by as many as 30 points before they made a late run to keep the final scores respectable. The Pelicans will meet the Thunder after this game.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won six of the last seven games between the Jazz and Pelicans.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in each of the last seven games between the Jazz and Pelicans.
  • Four of the last five games between the Jazz and Pelicans have gone UNDER the total points line.

Jazz vs Pelicans Prediction

The Jazz were on a great run before dropping their last two games and you could say the same about the Pelicans who were building momentum before getting thrashed by the Suns on Friday. These teams have already met three times this season with the Jazz leading the series by 2-1, but the Pelicans won the last meeting by 112-105 back on Dec 28 and I think we’re going to see a similar result here. I think the Pelicans get the win at home, but this is going to be close, so I’ll take the Jazz with the points in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Utah +6.5

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