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Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers host Utah on Friday, looking to build on their 4-4 mark against the 4-5 Jazz in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers are 4-4 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Jazz, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 4-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 3-5 and the Jazz go 4-4-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the 76ers at No. 9 and the Jazz at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-92 result in favor of the Jazz.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 28-ranked offense (88 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 24 at 99.7 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 40.1% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 106 points per game when playing on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
Utah was a 98-93 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Jazz got a 20-point performance from Paul Millsap, who added 12 rebounds, but Boston still ran past Utah 98-93 on Wednesday at TD Garden.
The 76ers were a 94-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (170) made winners of UNDER bettors. Lavoy Allen scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 94-76 to Detroit at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday).
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Jazz at 76ers trends to consider:
Utah is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Utah's last 18 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 15 games
Utah is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 18 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Utah
Philadelphia is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Utah at Washington, Saturday, November 17
Philadelphia home to Cleveland, Sunday, November 18