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NBA Betting Pick - New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 Point Underdogs vs Utah Jazz

The visiting New Orleans Pelicans hope to send their betting backers to the pay window to collect on their successful pick on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at Vivint Smart Home Arena against the Utah Jazz.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Utah Jazz installed as -2.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 210.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 106-99 result in favor of the Pelicans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Jazz bring a 16-21 record (19-18 ATS) to the battle against the 18-18 New Orleans Pelicans, who are 19-16-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Utah Jazz go 17-19-1 so far and the New Orleans Pelicans go 22-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs New Orleans injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Utah Jazz) and the No. 22 (Pelicans) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Utah's No. 24-ranked offense (101.22 PPG) against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 28 at 111.22 PPG. The Utah Jazz have averaged 44.85% from the field per game, less than the New Orleans Pelicans have managed so far this NBA season (49.07% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pelicans got a terrific 31-point performance from Anthony Davis but New York handed them a 105-103 defeat on Saturday at Smoothie King Center.

Utah got 29 points from Donovan Mitchell en route to a 104-101 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans's last 16 games
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah
  • Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Utah is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
  • Utah is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans at Minnesota, Saturday, January 6th
Utah at Denver, Friday, January 5th