The Philadelphia 76ers (29-17) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (24-25) on Thursday, February 1st. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on TNT. Both the 76ers and Jazz will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
76ers vs Jazz
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The 76ers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Warriors with a final score of 119-107. The 76ers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 52-50.
As they prepare to take on the Jazz, the 76ers come in with an overall record of 29-17 and are looking to snap a four game losing streak. When playing on the road, the 76ers have gone 12-11 this season compared to a 17-6 mark at home.
Against the spread, Philadelphia are currently above .500, at 29-17 ATS. The 76ers maintain an ATS record of 13-10 on the road, while they have a 16-7 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Jazz lost to the Knicks with a final score of 118-103. the Jazz not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +2.5 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 221 points fell short of the set over/under line of 229.
Heading into today’s game vs. the 76ers, the Jazz is 24-25 overall. In the Western Conference, they are in 10th place and are 4th in the Northwest division.
This season, Utah holds an ATS record of 29-20, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. Utah has gone 9-3 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 20-17 when playing as underdogs.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118.9 points per game (6th).
So far this season, the 76ers are averaging 118.9 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. However, they have struggled to score in their last three games, as they have scored less than their season average.
When it comes to pace, Philadelphia is 17th in the league with an average of 98.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the 76ers are 15th in the NBA at 47%.
One area where the 76ers have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They lead the league in both free throws made (22.9) and free throws attempted (27.5) per game.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.5 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league.
At home, the Jazz are the 3rd highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 123.9 points per game. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.5 points per game.
Utah’s offense is 8th in pace at 100.3 possessions per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59.2% of their games this season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 12th in made threes per game but just 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are shooting 47% from the field (19th).
76ers Team Defense
In the current season, the 76ers defense has excelled, sitting 11th in the NBA by allowing 112.6 points per game. Philadelphia struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Warriors, giving up 13. For the game, Golden State scored 119 points in the game.
Jazz Team Defense
On defense, the Jazz come into the game ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed at 119.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 129 points per contest (21st). The Jazz defense is coming off a game in which they held the Knicks offense to just 45.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 118 points to New York.
Key Players For The 76ers And Jazz
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Tyrese Maxey will be the primary scorer for the 76ers, with 24 points and going 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.7 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.1%, and he is contributing 23.5 points per game on average.
76ers vs Jazz Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Jazz have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.
Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, we have the 76ers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 235, and our model predicts the 76ers and Jazz to score a combined 231 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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