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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz - 12/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Monday December 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA
The Line
Philadelphia 76ers -6.0 . Total 208.0
TV Channel
NBATV
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The Utah Jazz hit the road for a battle with the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Jazz are (12-8), coming off a 130-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors.  The Philadelphia 76ers are (14-6), after winning 119-116 over the Indian Pacers.

In the Jazz loss to the Raptors, Utah was led on offense by Mike Conley.  Conley connected on 7 of his 13 attempts from the floor, making both free throw attempts, totaling 20 points.  The Jazz made 42% of their shots from the floor and 37% of their shots from deep.  The Jazz out rebounded the Raptors, 59 to 48.  The Utah defense who has been solid most of the year struggled in this one, allowing the Raptors to shoot 52% from the floor and sink 19 3-point shots.

In the 76ers win over the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia was guided on offense by Joel Embiid.  Embiid converted on 8 of his 15 attempts from the floor, making all 15 of his foul shots, recording 32 points.  Embiid also had 11 rebounds in the game, to give him a double-double for the game.  The 76ers shot 49% from the floor and 47% from 3-point range.  The 76ers were able to get the win, due to their ability to get to the foul line.  The 76ers out scored the Pacers, 32 to 21 from the foul line, en route to the victory.

Recent Betting Trends:

Jazz are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs the Eastern Conference.

Jazz are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 Monday games.

The over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall.

76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.

76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

The under is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall.

The Jazz are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 matchups.  The Utah defense has dropped a bit in the rankings, over the last few weeks,  The Jazz in their last 5 games have given up: 130, 94, 121, 122, & 120. The Jazz for awhile were giving up an average of just 101 per game, that total has gone over 105 now, ranking 9th in the league.  The 76ers now have a better defense in points allowed, ranking 5th.  I'll take Philadelphia at home, as their offense is better than Utah.  Final score prediction, 76ers win and cover, 112-104. 

 

Pick:
PHI -6.0
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