Jazz vs. Pelicans Monday Prediction
The Jazz are 8-2 over their last 10 games and 8-2 against the spread over that same span, but will they cover as a 6.5-point road favorite in New Orleans on Monday night when they take on the Pelicans?
505 Utah Jazz (-6.5) at 506 New Orleans Pelicans (+6.5); o/u 235
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 1, 2021
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Rudy Gobert had a nice all-around game on Saturday night as he posted 12 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in Utah's 124-109 win over Orlando. Gobert made all six of his field goals but missed all four of his free throws in 30 minutes vs. the Magic. But he's been a rebounding machine this month as he's grabbed 12+ boards in all but three games. He's the defensive anchor to the team with the league's best record and is rightfully headed to his second straight All-Star Game next weekend.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Lonzo Ball could find his shooting stroke on Saturday night, going 6-of-17 from the floor and 3-of-12 on triples en route to 16 points. Lonzo tacked on four rebounds and four assists, so it wasn't completely a terrible night. But he only made 25% of his 3-pointers on a high volume of looks after shooting 40% or better in his previous five contests. Just a minor setback though and still a decent game for the Pelicans point guard who has otherwise played really good basketball in February.
Jazz vs. Pelicans Betting Prediction
The Jazz are 32-15-4 against the spread in their last 51 meetings with the Pelicans and are 11-3-1 against the number in their last 15 games in New Orleans. They’re also 22-4 against the spread in their last 26 games overall, are 22-5 against the number in their last 27 games as a favorite and are 14-4 at the betting window in their last 18 games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the Pelicans are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and are 2-9 ATs in their last 11 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -6.5