The Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Utah Jazz to Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. The matchup will be televised nationally, with both teams jockeying for playoff position in the early going of the 2021-22 season. Philadelphia and Utah are both playing on the second night of a back-to-back set. The 76ers improved to 14-11 with a win over Charlotte on Wednesday, with the Jazz winning a fifth straight game to post a 17-7 record.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Utah as a three-point road favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 216 in the latest odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Jazz vs. 76ers match-up, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Jazz vs. Sixers and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Sixers vs. Jazz:
- Jazz vs. 76ers spread: Jazz -3
- Jazz vs. 76ers over-under: 216 points
- Jazz vs. 76ers money line: Jazz -145, 76ers +125
- Utah: The Jazz are 5-5 against the spread in the last 10 games
- Philadelphia: The 76ers are 3-7 against the spread in the last 10 home games
Why the Jazz can cover
Utah is known for its teamwork, and the Jazz do have quality balance. However, Quin Snyder's team has two superstars in Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Mitchell leads the offense, averaging 24.7 points and 5.0 assists per game, and he is a proven shot creator. Gobert is arguably the league's best defender, averaging 14.8 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game to go along with elite-level rim protection.
As a team, the Jazz are leading the NBA in offensive efficiency by a wide margin this season, scoring nearly 1.17 points per possession. Utah is the best shooting team in the league, leading the NBA in true shooting percentage and field goal percentage, and the Jazz are in the top five in offensive rebounding. That tremendous offensive production, paired with a top-eight overall defense and an all-world defensive force in Gobert, creates a lofty baseline for Utah.
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia is a different team at home. The Sixers are 67-17 at Wells Fargo Center over the last three seasons, and the raucous environment favors Philadelphia. On offense, the 76ers are playing quite well, scoring 110.3 points per 100 possessions to rank in the top five of the NBA. Philadelphia also protects the ball quite well, committing a turnover on only 13.0 percent of offensive possessions. The 76ers have plenty of shooting, knocking down 36.1 percent of 3-point attempts as a team, and Philadelphia takes advantage of the free-throw line by shooting 81.1 percent.
Utah is just No. 28 in the NBA in turnover creation, and the 76ers can play freely on the offensive end. Philadelphia is also a top-10 team in 2-point defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 50.8 percent inside the arc. The 76ers are No. 3 in the NBA in blocked shots (6.0 per game), and Philadelphia also creates 7.9 steals per game.
How to make Jazz vs. Sixers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 219 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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