Jazz vs Pacers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 2, 2022

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A game between two of the NBA’s sharpest shooting squads will see the Utah Jazz (13-11, 14.7 threes per game) play the Indiana Pacers 12-9, (14.6 threes per game) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 2, 2022. The Jazz are 4.5-point favorites. The matchup has a 239.5 point total.

How to bet Jazz vs. Pacers

Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Jazz as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -184 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +156 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.

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Jazz vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-RM
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena

Jazz vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Jazz are 14-10-0 against the spread this season. Utah has been the favorite in eight games this season and has come away with the win three times (37.5%) in those contests. The Jazz have eclipsed the over/under in 61.9% of their opportunities this year (13 times in 21 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Pacers are 13-8-0 this year. Indiana has won eight of the 15 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (53.3%). The Pacers have hit the over 47.6% of the time this season (10 of 21 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 24 22.2 8.5 2.2 0.5 0.7 2.5
Jordan Clarkson 24 19.5 4 4.9 0.3 0.4 2.8
Collin Sexton 24 13.9 2.5 3 0.6 0.1 0.9
Malik Beasley 24 13.6 3.9 1.6 1 0.2 3.2
Kelly Olynyk 24 13.1 4.9 3.2 1.3 0.8 1.6

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyrese Haliburton 21 19.3 4.6 11.2 1.8 0.3 2.6
Bennedict Mathurin 21 19.2 4 1.5 0.6 0.1 2.3
Myles Turner 16 17.1 8.3 1.5 0.6 2.6 1.4
Buddy Hield 21 17.1 4.6 2.6 1 0.4 3.5
Jalen Smith 21 11.4 7.2 1 0.3 0.9 1.2
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Jazz: Johnny Juzang: Out (Wrist), Mike Conley: Out (Knee), Rudy Gay: Out (Finger)

Pacers: Daniel Theis: Out (Knee), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah has been carried by its offense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by tallying 117 points per game. It ranks 21st in the league in points allowed (115.4 per contest). Offensively the Jazz have fared better when playing at home this year, scoring 120.9 points per game, compared to 114.3 per game in away games. The Jazz’s offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, scoring 115.3 points a contest compared to the 117 they’ve averaged this season.

Utah owns a 37.2% three-point percentage this season (ninth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by making 14.7 three-pointers per contest (third-best). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Jazz have taken 56.2% two-pointers (accounting for 65.7% of the team’s buckets) and 43.8% threes (34.3%).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

At 115.6 points scored per game and 115.4 points conceded, Indiana is eighth in the NBA offensively and 21st defensively. At home the Pacers are scoring 118 points per game, five more than they are averaging on the road (113). The Pacers have performed worse offensively in their past 10 games, posting 113.8 points per contest, 1.8 fewer points their than season average of 115.6.

In 2022-23 Indiana is fourth-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.6 per game), and it ranks No. 14 in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Pacers attempt 55.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 44.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 64.3% of the Pacers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 35.7% are 3-pointers.

Jazz vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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