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Pacers home to Jazz in NBA betting action

Utah JazzIndiana Pacers
Feb 25, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Odds

31-27TEAM RECORD26-30

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Indiana and Utah on Friday, with the host Pacers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Indiana battles the Jazz, currently with a 31-27 mark (25-32-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-30-1 for the Pacers and 30-27-1 for the Jazz.

View Utah vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Jazz before tip-off in this one will find them as 5.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 207.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-99 victory for the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 99.8 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 18 at 100 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Utah was a 118-99 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Al Jefferson was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 8 rebounds but Dallas still won, 118-99, over Utah on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

The Pacers were a 102-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. Indiana got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Tyler Hansbrough en route to a 102-101 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Jazz at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing at home against Utah
Indiana is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Utah at Detroit, Saturday, February 26
Indiana home to Phoenix, Sunday, February 27