Pelicans vs. Jazz Prediction
Are the Pelicans a good underdog play tonight against the Jazz at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jazz are 6.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans, who opened as 7-point road underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 200 and has been bet down to 199.
New Orleans has won six of its last 10 games and is 6-3-1 against the spread during that same stretch. The pelicans now own a winning ATS on the season at 37-35, but are just 17-18 at the betting window on the road this year.
Utah enters play tonight with a .500 record over its last 10 games and is just 3-5-2 against the spread over its last 10 contests. The Jazz are an unsightly 31-39 against the spread on the season and are just 16-18 against the spread at home this year.
NBA PREDICTION: The road team is 7-2-3 against the spread in the last 12 meetings between these two teams while the underdog is 14-6-3 against the number in the last 23 meetings. The Pelicans have also covered in four of their last five games overall and are 7-1-1 against the number in their last nine games versus Western Conference foes. On the other side, the Jazz have failed to cover in 13 of their last 18 games coming off a loss and are 5-20-1 at the betting window in their last 26 conference games.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +6.5