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Dec 19, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD13-12

Bankers Life Fieldhouse features an NBA battle between the host Indiana Pacers and the visiting Utah Jazz in betting action on Wednesday.

The Pacers bring a 13-12 record (13-12 ATS) to the battle against the 14-12 Jazz, who are 12-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 11-14 so far and the Jazz go 12-13-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Jazz before tip-off in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 189.5 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacers at No. 9 and the Jazz at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-95 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 91.1 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 20 at 98.8 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 102.1 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 92-90 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah earned a 92-90 victory over Brooklyn on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Mo Williams at Barclays Center.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 98-93 result against the Bucks on December 18. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 191 combined points took the game OVER the total. George Hill scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 98-93 to Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Tuesday).

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Jazz at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing at home against Utah
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Miami, Saturday, December 22
Indiana at Cleveland, Friday, December 21

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