Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting prediction 1/23/24

NBA Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 1/23/2024

The Utah Jazz (22-22) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (25-18) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and televised on BSNO. Both the Jazz and Pelicans will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Rockets, Jordan Clarkson was the top scorer for Utah, recording 33 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 45.7%. Collin Sexton added 28 points, but unfortunately, Utah was defeated in the game with a score of 127-126.

Heading into their matchup with the Pelicans, the Jazz have an overall record of 22-22 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. When playing at home, the Jazz are 15-6 compared to 7-16 on the road this season.

In terms of the spread, Utah currently holds an ATS record of 27-17, which is above .500. With a three game ATS win streak as favorites, the Jazz are 20-15 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Pelicans lost to the Suns with a final score of 123-109. Turning the tide, the Pelicans picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 69-52.

When playing on the road, the Pelicans have gone 12-9 this season compared to their 13-9 record at home. Overall, the Pelicans are 25-18 and are 1-2 in their last three games.

New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 24-19 so far this season. On the road, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 11-10 compared to a 13-9 record vs. the spread at home.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Jazz are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 117.3 points per game (10th).

The Jazz are currently 10th in the NBA in scoring at 117.3 points per game. However, their offense has been less efficient on the road, averaging 111.2 points per game compared to 123.9 at home.

Utah has been an above-average three-point shooting team, making 13.2 threes per game (12th). However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 35% (22nd).

When it comes to pace, the Jazz are 9th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 18th at 46%.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Pelicans enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 116.7 points per game (12th).

When playing at home, the Pelicans are averaging 116.0 points per game, which is 15th in the league. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 116.7 points per game. In terms of pace, New Orleans is 20th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Pelicans have made an average of 12.1 three-pointers per game, which is 19th in the league. However, they are 5th in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. In terms of free throws, New Orleans is 7th in made free throws per game and 5th in free throw attempts.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Pelicans are 10th in both made and attempted two-pointers. Overall, they are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%.

Jazz Team Defense

The Jazz’s defense is presently ranked 23rd in the league, allowing an average of 118.7 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.7% from downtown.

Pelicans Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 112.3 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.4% from downtown.

Key Players For The Jazz And Pelicans

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Lauri Markkanen is set to be the main scorer for the Jazz, recording 24 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24 points per game, along with 8.9 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Brandon Ingram to be the top scorer for the Pelicans. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.8%, and he is contributing 21.5 points per game on average.

Jazz vs Pelicans Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Across the Pelicans last three home games, the team averaged 117 points per game while allowing 119. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Utah has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Jazz vs Pelicans Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Jazz vs. Pelicans matchup, we’re leaning towards the Jazz at +6. Although our projections show the Pelicans winning 116-112, we suggest placing your bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 238.5 and our model has the Jazz and Pelicans finishing with a combined 228 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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