Indiana Pacers (11-8) at Utah Jazz (9-11)
|Date & Time||Monday November 26, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Utah Jazz -5 -- Over/Under:
The Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Indiana Pacers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 21.4 points and 4.7 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 15.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven road games.
The Utah Jazz could use another win after losing five of their last seven games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 105 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.6 points and 3.7 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.9 points and 12.6 rebounds. Joe Ingles is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 overall.
The Utah Jazz got a nice victory last night in which they looked a lot more like the team we expected to see all season, and they will play just their second home game over the last two weeks. Maybe finally getting back home will help the Jazz turn things around. The Indiana Pacers have struggled defensively on the road this season and are sure to have issues on the glass in this contest due to a major size advantage for the Jazz. This should be a game where the Utah Jazz can control the glass and get another big victory in hopes of stopping the bleeding.