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Jazz home to Pacers in NBA betting action

Indiana PacersUtah Jazz
16-2December 04, 2013, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena4-15

EnergySolutions Arena features an NBA battle between the host Utah Jazz and the visiting Indiana Pacers in betting action on Wednesday.

This season the Jazz are 4-15 overall and 9-9-1 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 16-2 and 13-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Utah is 8-11 on the OU, and Indiana is 6-12.

View Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as 8.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 187.5 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Jazz sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 97-79.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 106-102 result against the Trail Blazers on December 2. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Paul George was dynamite, scoring 43 points and adding 3 rebounds but Portland still won, 106-102, over Indiana on Monday at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Utah was a 109-103 winner at home against the Rockets. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Houston was scorched by Gordon Hayward for 29 points as the Jazz defated the Rockets 109-103 in NBA action on Monday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 27-rated squad against Indiana's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 27 in the league with 5.89 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 7.5 per outing.

Next up:
Indiana at San Antonio, Saturday, December 7th
Utah at Portland, Friday, December 6th