The New Orleans Pelicans (9-8) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (5-11) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Delta Center and televised on KJZZ. The Jazz are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pelicans are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Pelicans vs Jazz
The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pelicans will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Jazz with a final score of 105-100. The Pelicans not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -3 point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 205 points remained below the established over/under line of 226.5.
Facing the Jazz today, the Pelicans look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 9-8. The Pelicans have a 3-4 record on the road this season, compared to their 6-4 record when playing at home.
Presently, New Orleans boasts an ATS record of 10-7, which is above .500 against the spread. In their last five home games, New Orleans has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 7-3 at home compared to 3-4 on the road.
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Jazz took down the Pelicans by a score of 105-100. The Jazz entered the game as the underdogs by +3, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. Concerning the over/under, the total of 205 points remained below the established over/under line of 226.5.
The Jazz have a below .500 record of 5-11 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Pelicans. The team currently sits 12th in the Western Conference and 4th place in the Northwest division.
Utah comes in with an overall ATS record of 8-8 so far this season. In their last four home games, Utah has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 6-2 at home compared to 2-6 on the road.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
The Pelicans come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 112.9 points per game. When looking at the Pelicans pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 99.9. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 13th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 53%.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 114.2 points per game (12th). The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. If the Utah offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Pelicans Team Defense
New Orleans’ defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 112.9 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.2% and 31.8% from three-point territory.
Jazz Team Defense
Looking at the Jazz defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.1 points per game (26th).
In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 17.2 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.
Key Players For The Pelicans And Jazz
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Brandon Ingram is set to be the main scorer for the Pelicans, recording 20 points and shooting 8/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24.6 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Lauri Markkanen as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 14 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.4%, and he is contributing 23.7 points per game on average.
Pelicans vs Jazz Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 105 points per game in this stretch.
- Across the Jazz last five home games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 127. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
Our bet is on the Pelicans for a win, and we project the score to be 109-101. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Pelicans with the spread at -4.5.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 229 and our model has the Pelicans and Jazz finishing with a combined 210 points. Our pick is to take the under.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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