The New Orleans Pelicans (2-0) take on the Utah Jazz (2-0) as 8.5-point favorites on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on BSNO. The point total in the contest is set at 231.5.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -362 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +288 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Pelicans vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, October 23, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSNO
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Pelicans vs. Jazz Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Pelicans were 40-40-2 last season. New Orleans put together a 17-6 record in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 73.9% of those games). The Pelicans had 33 of their 82 games go over the point total last year.
The Jazz beat the spread 33 times in 82 games last season. Utah won one of the eight games it played as underdogs last season. The Jazz had 38 of their 82 games hit the over last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Pelicans vs. Jazz Injury Report
Pelicans: Jaxson Hayes: Out (Elbow), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Kira Lewis: Out (Knee)
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans scored 109.3 points per game and gave up 110.3 last season, making them 21st in the NBA on offense and 13th on defense. Offensively the Pelicans fared better in home games last year, scoring 111.4 points per game, compared to 107.2 per game in away games.
New Orleans was the third-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.6 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.2%) last year. The Pelicans attempted 36.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc last season, and 26.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they took 63.5% of their shots, with 73.5% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah averaged 113.6 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) last season, while allowing 107.6 points per contest (10th-ranked). The Jazz scored 116.8 points per game at home last season, and 110.4 away.
Utah ranked second-best in the NBA by draining 14.5 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranked 11th in the league at 36%. The Jazz attempted 45.8 two-pointers per game last year, which accounted for 53.2% of the shots they took (and 64.2% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they attempted 40.3 three-pointers per contest, which were 46.8% of their shots (and 35.8% of the team’s buckets).
Pelicans vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Jazz, and we expect that Jazz will cover the spread (Pelicans -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.
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