NBA Monday: 76ers vs. Jazz Prediction
One of the best matchups on Monday night’s NBA slate has the 76ers traveling to Utah to take on the Jazz at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will Philly cover as a 6.5-point underdog or will the red-hot Jazz prevail again?
525 Philadelphia 76ers (+6.5) at 526 Utah Jazz (-6.5); o/u 228
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 15, 2021
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid (back tightness) is listed as questionable for Monday's meeting with the Utah Jazz. What is this, Embiid ducking a matchup with Rudy Gobert? We're joking. But this is the same "injury" that has kept the Sixers center out of back-to-backs, but Philly isn't playing on Sunday or Tuesday, so it's safe to assume he'll suit up in what should be a good battle between one of the league's best two-way bigs and a former DPOY
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Rudy Gobert bullied the Bucks in a 129-115 win on Friday, scoring 27 points (9-of-12 FGs, 9-of-13 FTs) with 12 rebounds and four blocks in 35 minutes. What a run he's having. Gobert has at least three blocks in five of his last six games, and he's scoring 20.3 points per game over his last three. It feels like every Jazz player is firing on all cylinders these days as they have won six straight and 17 of their last 18 games. If you're punting free throws, you should be ecstatic with Gobert's production as he's a top-15 player with that category thrown out.
76ers vs. Jazz Betting Prediction
The 76ers are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games versus the Jazz and have covered in four of their last five trips to Utah. They’re also 4-1 against the number in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +6.5