Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic - 12/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
UTAH -220 UTAH -5.5
The Orlando Magic head to Utah on Tuesday for a game against Jazz in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference. In their last game, the Magic defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by the score of 130-119. Jonathan Issac led the Magic in points as he scored 21 on the night while shooting 7 of 11 from the field and 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Isaac also led Orlando in rebounds on the night as he recorded 11 with 1 coming offensively. D.J. Augustine was the leader for the Magic in assist on the night with 8 while playing 25 minutes in the game.
On the year, the Magic are now 12-14, good enough for 2nd place in the Southeast Division. The Magic are led in points per game by Evan Fournier, who has averaged 20.0 points per game this season. Jonathan Isaac has led the Magic in rebounds per game as is averaging 7.3 per game. D.J. Augustin is the team’s leader in assists per game and is recording 4.8 per game. The Magic come into the game against the Jazz with a clean bill of health as they do not have any players listed on their injury report.
The Utah Jazz welcome the Orlando Magic to town on Tuesday after winning their last game by the score of 114-106 against the Golden State Warriors. Alec Burks led the Jazz in points on the night as he recorded 24 points while shooting 10 of 16 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Marquese Chriss led the Jazz in rebounds on the night as he recorded 13, including 3 offensively. Chriss also led Utah in assists as he recorded 5 on the night in 23 minutes that he played against Golden State.
The Utah Jazz are currently 15-11 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Northwest Division. Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 25.0. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz in rebounds per game as he has averaged 13.7 per game. Mike Conley is the assists leader for the Jazz as he is averaging 4.6 per game. The Jazz enter Tuesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Mike Conley is listed as out and Tony Bradley is day to day.
The Orlando Magic have scored 103.5 points per game while allowing 104.3 points per game. The Utah Jazz have scored an average of 107.0 points per game while allowing an average of 106.4 points per game. Both teams enter Tuesday’s game after going 3-2 in their last 5 games and the Jazz have won two games in a row. I am going to go with Utah in this one as they have won 8 of their last 10 games against Orlando. I am going to Orlando to cover the spread in this one as the Magic are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games while Utah is 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games. Utah wins 107-103 but Orlando covers the spread.