Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA encounter. The Utah Jazz look to stay undefeated at home as they host the 4-8 Indiana Pacers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Don’t know about you, but the Indiana Pacers disappointed me big time last night. I really thought this team could play a solid game against the Denver Nuggets who were without their best player Jokic, but instead they came up short 101-98. They did miss Caris LeVert in that game, but it’s really inexcusable if you cannot beat the Nuggets with Jokic, Michael Porter Jr. and Murray no playing. Malcolm Brogdon had a solid game with 25 points on 52% shooting, Domantas Sabonis had 20 and 19 rebounds, but the Pacers are now just 1-6 on the road for the entire season. They’ve also lost 2 of 3 games on their current West Coast road trip. When playing in Utah they’ve won just 4 times in their last 14 visits.
The Jazz took their frustrations out on the Atlanta Hawks as they bounced back from two straight losses with a 110-98 win. They put the clamps down on them late in the game and held the Hawks to just 18 points in the final 12 minuets of the game. Star player Trae Young finished the game with 6 turnovers as he simply didn’t have an answer for the Jazz defense. For Utah, Donovan Mitchell had 27 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 and they are now 4-0 on the season at home and 8-3 overall. After tonight’s game the Jazz will host the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers, so getting a statement win against the Pacers is a must here.
Utah is just more talented at every position. The two best players in this game are both on the Jazz and if Indiana isn’t able to beat a shorthanded Denver team on the road, they surely don’t have a chance against a fully healthy Utah side that’s won 8 of 9 games at home. Give me the Jazz to dominate in this one.
Utah Jazz – Indiana Pacers Odds
Utah Jazz – Indiana Pacers Prediction
Utah Jazz -9.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365!
Bettors have enjoyed solid profits betting on the under in Jazz games this season with 8 of 11 cashing in. The main reason for this has been their defense as they hold opponents to just 102.2 points per game and to just 43% shooting from the field and 31% from beyond-the-arc. Defensive player of the year candidate Rudy Gobert controls the paint, the likes of Sabonis and Turner will have a long night trying to get anything past the big man. Pacers have failed to crack the 100 point mark in two straight games. The under has landed 7 times in 11 games for them. These two teams also average just 208.8 points between them in the last 10 meetings, so everything is pointing to a lower scoring game tonight. Let’s back the under with confidence.
Under 219.5 Total Points is available at bet365 at -110 odds!