Jazz vs. 76ers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the 76ers are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 212 points.
Utah comes in at 7-10 overall and 8-9 ATS after a 125-85 blowout win at the Magic. Philadelphia is 8-7 overall and 11-4 ATS following a 124-116 home loss to the Warriors. The 76ers won the first meeting this season by a count of 104-97 at the Jazz. Utah is 2-1 straight up and 2-1 ATS in three meetings since the start of last season.
The Jazz were led by Rodney Hood with 31 points and five rebounds off the bench in the win at Orlando. Derrick Favors contributed 25 points and 11 rebounds. Jonas Jerebko added 15 points and six boards. Utah outscored the hosts 96-59 over the last three quarters.
Ben Simmons paced the Sixers in the loss with 23 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. Joel Embiid put in 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Robert Covington and JJ Redick each scored 20. Philadelphia led 47-28 after one quarter and 74-52 at halftime, but were outscored 47-15 in the third quarter.
The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings. Philadelphia is 4-0 ATS in its last four home games.
The Jazz played their best game of the season at Orlando, but we have to side with Philadelphia here. Despite the loss to Golden State, the Sixers proved once again they are a team to be reckoned with as Embiid and Simmons are blossoming into stars. Without the defense of Rudy Gobert, Embiid should be able to eat all night.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -7