Pelicans vs. Jazz Prediction
Are the Jazz a smart bet to cover the spread tonight when they host the Pelicans at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Jazz are 7.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans after opening as an 8-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 199 before dropping to the current number of 197.
New Orleans has split over its last 10 games going 5-5 on the hardwood but 6-4 against the spread during that stretch. The Pelicans are also 31-32 at the betting window on the season, including 15-16 against the spread on the road.
Utah has dropped six of its last 10 games entering tonight and is just 4-6 against the spread during that same span. The Jazz are also 28-34 against the spread on the season, which includes a losing 15-17 ATS at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Pelicans are just 5-11-2 at the betting window in their last 18 trips to Utah and are 3-8-2 against the number in their last 13 games overall versus the Jazz. New Orleans has been a poor bet playing on zero rest as well, going 1-4 against the spread in its last five games playing the second night of a back-to-back. The Pelicans have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last nine games coming off a win as well.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -7.5