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Philadelphia 76ersUtah Jazz
Dec 30, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz Odds

1-1TEAM RECORD0-2

The Utah Jazz host Philadelphia on Friday, looking to build on their 0-2 mark against the 1-1 76ers in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

Utah will face the 1-1 76ers, who own a 2-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jazz are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the 76ers are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Philadelphia vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Jazz in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 24 (Jazz) and the No. 9 (76ers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 106-76 result in favor of the 76ers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 26-ranked offense (85.5 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 14 at 95 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 39.6% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this season (47.9% on average).

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 103-83 winner as they battled the Suns on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Phoenix out of the gym and running up a 103-83 score at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 117-100 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 117-100 loss at the hands of the Nuggets on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Al Jefferson at Pepsi Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few 76ers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games when playing Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Golden State, Saturday, December 31
Utah at San Antonio, Saturday, December 31

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