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Jazz open as NBA underdog vs Pelicans

Utah JazzNew Orleans Pelicans
1-11November 20, 2013, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena4-6



The Jazz will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pelicans in New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday in NBA action.

The Pelicans sit at 4-6 (4-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 1-11 (4-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 6-4 OU, and Utah is 4-8 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pelicans as -8-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 194.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pelicans rated this week at No. 17 and the Jazz sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-79 result in favor of the Pelicans today.

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The Jazz were a 98-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah suffered a 98-87 loss against Golden State on Monday, getting 18 points from Gordon Hayward in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 135-98 winner at home against the 76ers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (233) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pelicans blew out Philadelphia on Saturday, running up the score in a 135-98 win at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 19 in the league with 41.92 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 28 with 5.17 per contest.

Next up:
Utah at Dallas, Friday, November 22nd
New Orleans home to Cleveland, Friday, November 22nd

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