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New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz Prediction 12-28-23 NBA Picks

New Orleans Pelicans (17-14) vs Utah Jazz (13-18)
2023-12-28 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -8.5 -- Over/Under: 235.5
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The Utah Jazz are riding a 3-game winning streak. The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview 

The Utah Jazz beat the Pistons, Raptors, and Spurs during this winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 113.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 24 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Team Facts

  • The Jazz have won each of their last eight games as underdogs against the Pelicans.
  • The Jazz have covered the spread in each of their last eight games as underdogs against the Pelicans.
  • Nine of the Jazz’s last 10 games at Smoothie King Center following a road win have gone OVER the total points line.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview 

The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cavs last week, but they’re coming off losses to the Rockets and Grizzlies. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.1 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Zion Williamson is averaging 22.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Murphy III is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the last six games between the Jazz and Pelicans.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in each of the last six games between the Jazz and Pelicans.
  • Each of the Pelicans’ last four home games against the Jazz following a home loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction

The New Orleans Pelicans should be favored at home as they’re the better team on paper, but they’ve had some rough losses lately and are showing to have issues finishing games. Those games against the Grizzlies were bizarre. The Utah Jazz keep getting disrespected with these lines, but they’re winning games, and they’ve covered 6 of their last 8 games. This line is a bit insane, honestly. Give me the Jazz and the free buckets.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Utah Jazz +8.5

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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