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NBA betting line favors 76ers over Jazz

Utah JazzPhiladelphia 76ers
March 9, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

19-19TEAM RECORD23-17

Utah pays a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The 76ers currently sports a record of 23-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 22-18 ATS. The Jazz are 19-19 and 19-18-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 76ers post a 14-26 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 17-20-1 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the 76ers as 6.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the 76ers rated this week at No. 2 and the Jazz sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-93 result in favor of the 76ers today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense (94.4 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 22 at 97.5 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.2 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Utah won its last outing, a 99-93 result against the Bobcats on March 7. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Utah got 31 points from Al Jefferson en route to a 99-93 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 103-71 winner as they battled the Celtics at home. The 76ers covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston was run off the court by the 76ers on Wednesday as Philadelphia blasted the Celtics 103-71 at Wells Fargo Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Jazz at 76ers trends to consider:
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Utah's last 17 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 17 games when playing Utah
Philadelphia is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Chicago, Saturday, March 10
Philadelphia at New York, Sunday, March 11

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