Pelicans vs. Jazz Prediction

Are the Jazz a smart bet to cover vs. Pelicans? NBA Predictions 3/6/17

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.

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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.

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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.




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