Jazz vs. Magic Prediction
Will the Utah Jazz get back to the .500 mark when they take on the Orlando Magic in Mexico City tonight at 5PM ET?
501 Utah Jazz vs. 502 Orlando Magic
Saturday, December 15, 2018
5PM ET – Arena Ciudad de Mexico
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jazz are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against Orlando. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 205.5 points. The public betting currently has 62 percent going on the Jazz as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jazz seek win streak
The Utah Jazz are coming off a 111-84 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday to get back near the .500 mark. Utah is 14-15 on the season, 14-15 against the spread and 17-12 with the over.
The Jazz are relying mostly on defense this season. They are allowing 107 points per game this year while allowing just 42 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the NBA. Offensively, Utah is putting up 107.4 points per game, but shooting just 33.8 percent from the arc. Donovan Mitchell is putting up 20.8 points and 3.2 assists per game to lead the team. Rudy Gobert is adding 14.6 points and 12.2 rebounds per contest.
Magic win in Mexico
The Orlando Magic played a game in Mexico City on Thursday, earning a 97-91 win over the Chicago Bulls to snap a three-game losing streak. Orlando is now 13-15 overall, 16-12 against the spread and 18-10 with the under.
The Magic are averaging just 104.3 points per game on offense this season while shooting just 44.8 percent form the field. Defensively, Orlando is holding opponents to 107.3 points per game. Nikola Vucevic is leading the Magic with 20.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Aaron Gordon is adding 16.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games against Southeast Division opponents, but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
The Magic are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games when playing on one day of rest and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Utah has won four straight against Orlando, covering the spread in three of the four games. The Magic snapped their losing streak on Thursday, but it wasn’t an impressive victory over a really poor Bulls team. The Jazz are still a pretty good team that just hasn’t been able to get on track. I think they can handle beating the Magic today, as Orlando is looking a little bit lost in recent weeks.
NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -5.5