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Utah JazzIndiana Pacers
21-37March 02, 2014, 06:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse45-13



Utah pays a visit to Indiana on Sunday, hoping to send the Pacers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 21-37 and 28-29-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 45-13 and 33-24-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 26-30-2, while the Jazz are 26-32.

View Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Jazz listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 189 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Pacers) and the No. 25 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-84 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.

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Last time out for Utah, they were a 99-79 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Friday as Cleveland blasted them 99-79 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Indiana won its last outing, a 102-97 result against the Celtics on March 1. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. Indiana got 25 points from Paul George en route to a 102-97 victory over Boston on Saturday at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 99.21 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 14 at 100.41 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 44.21% per game.

A few Jazz at Pacers trends to consider:
Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 14 games
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 16-6-1 SU in its last 23 games
Indiana is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Indiana is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Utah at Milwaukee, Monday, March 3rd
Indiana home to Golden State, Tuesday, March 4th

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