Pelicans vs Jazz Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, December 15, 2022

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The New Orleans Pelicans (18-9) bring their strong defense into a matchup with the high-powered offense of the Utah Jazz (16-14) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 15, 2022, where the Pelicans 1.5-point favorites. The point total in this matchup is set at 232.5.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Jazz

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -118 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at -101 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-RM
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena

Pelicans vs. Jazz Betting Trends

The Pelicans have 15 wins against the spread in 27 games this season. New Orleans has won 13, or 72.2%, of the 18 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Pelicans have gone over the point total in 46.7% of their opportunities this year (14 times over 30 games with a set point total).

The Jazz are 17-13-0 against the spread this year. Utah is 11-8 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 57.9% of those games). Jazz games this season have hit the over on 15 of 30 set point totals (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 22 25 7.3 4.3 1.3 0.5 0.2
CJ McCollum 23 17.3 4.9 5.7 1.1 0.5 2
Jonas Valančiūnas 27 13.2 9.1 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.6
Trey Murphy III 25 12.4 4.2 1.5 1.2 0.5 2.3
Herbert Jones 18 10.3 3.5 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.8

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 27 22.1 8.6 2.2 0.6 0.7 2.6
Jordan Clarkson 29 19.5 3.8 4.8 0.3 0.3 2.5
Malik Beasley 30 14.2 3.8 1.6 1 0.1 3.3
Kelly Olynyk 30 12.9 5 3.3 1.2 0.6 1.5
Mike Conley 19 10.4 2.2 7.7 1.1 0.3 1.9
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Pelicans: Jose Alvarado: Out (Ribs), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)

Jazz: Simone Fontecchio: Out (Ankle), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans sports a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117 points per game. At the other end, it ranks ninth with 111 points allowed per contest. In home games, the Pelicans are putting up 0.8 fewer points per game (116.6) than they are in away games (117.4). The Pelicans’ offense has been very consistent as of late, averaging the same 117 points per game over their last 10 games as they have the entire 2022-23 season.

With 10.9 treys per game, New Orleans ranks 23rd in the NBA. It has a 36% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 13th in the league. The Pelicans have taken 66.2% two-pointers and 33.8% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 74.9% are two-pointers and 25.1% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

In 2022-23, Utah is third-best in the league offensively (117.4 points scored per game) and ranked 19th on defense (115.3 points conceded). At home the Jazz are scoring 120.8 points per game, 6.8 more than they are averaging on the road (114). While the Jazz are averaging 117.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, amassing 117.5 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Utah is fourth-best in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (14.6). It is seventh in 3-point percentage at 37%. In 2022-23, the Jazz have taken 44% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 56% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 34.1% of the Jazz’s baskets have been 3-pointers, and 65.9% have been 2-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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