The efficient offense of the Utah Jazz (15-14) will be tested when they meet the stalwart defense of the New Orleans Pelicans (18-8) on December 13, 2022 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Pelicans are two-point favorites. A 232.5-point over/under is set in the matchup.
How to bet Pelicans vs. Jazz
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -131 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +110 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.
Pelicans vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, December 13, 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 played 26 games, with 15 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been the favorite in 17 games this season and has come away with the win 13 times (76.5%) in those contests. Pelicans games this year have hit the over on 14 of 29 set point totals.
The Jazz have 16 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. Utah has won 55.6% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (10-8). Jazz games this season have hit the over on 15 of 29 set point totals (51.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Pelicans vs. Jazz Injury Report
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 season, ranking third-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranks eighth with 110.6 points allowed per contest. When playing at home, the Pelicans are scoring 2.4 fewer points per game (116.6) than they are in away games (119). The Pelicans’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 119.8 points per contest compared to the 117.6 they’ve averaged this season.
New Orleans is 21st in the NBA with 11.1 treys per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 36.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Pelicans have taken 66% two-pointers and 34% threes this season. Of the team’s buckets, 74.4% are two-pointers and 25.6% are threes.
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah is the fifth-best team in the NBA in points scored (117.3 per game) and 22nd in points conceded (115.9). At home, the Jazz average 120.8 points per game. On the road, they score 114. The Jazz have performed worse offensively over their previous 10 games, posting 117 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points their than season average of 117.3.
In 2022-23 Utah is fifth-best in the league in 3-point makes (14.6 per game), and it ranks No. 7 in 3-point percentage (37.2%). In 2022-23, the Jazz have taken 56.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 43.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 65.7% of the Jazz’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 34.3% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Pelicans, and we project that Jazz will cover the spread (Pelicans -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.
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