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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz - 3/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +4 -- Over/Under: 231.5
TV Channel
ATRM, FSNO
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The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Utah Jazz look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.3 points and 4.2 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.3 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last eight road games.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.1 points and 12.4 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 21.3 points and 7.8 assists. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last nine home games.

The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in New Orleans and 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 13-6 in Jazz last 19 games playing on 1 days rest.

The New Orleans Pelicans have somehow been able to string wins together despite the drama going on in their locker room and the fact they can't fill up half their arena. While the Pels and the points are worth a look based on their current play, the Utah Jazz are playing even better lately, which includes winning their last five games by an average of six points and a defense that's holding teams under 42 percent shooting. The Jazz are looking awfully like the dark horse contenders they were last season, and they've covered five of their last six on the road. I need more points to consider backing the Pelicans against a red hot Jazz squad.

Pick:
Utah Jazz -4

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