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NBA Matchup - Jazz Pacers Odds Preview

Indiana PacersUtah Jazz
Jan 26, 9:30 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz Odds

26-17TEAM RECORD23-20

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Indiana when they hit take on the Jazz on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

Utah will face the 26-17 Pacers, who own a 22-21 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 20-22-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 16-27 favoring the OVER.

View Indiana vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Jazz sat as 2.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 188.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Pacers taking on the No. 18-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-94 win for the Pacers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 11-ranked offense (98.2 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.3 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 100-80 result against the Trail Blazers on January 23. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Wednesday as Portland blasted them 100-80 at Rose Garden.

Utah lost its last outing, a 102-84 result against the Lakers on January 25. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Derrick Favors scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 102-84 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Friday).

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pacers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indiana's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at Denver, Monday, January 28
Utah home to Houston, Monday, January 28