The New Orleans Pelicans (5-7) travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz in one of just two games on the Tuesday NBA schedule. New Orleans will look to build off a road win over the Sacramento Kings in its previous game. Utah has won five in a row to improve to 9-4 overall this season. The Jazz are 8-5 against the spread this season, while the Pelicans have a 5-7 ATS mark.
Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena. The Pelicans vs. Jazz odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Utah as a six-point favorite. The over-under for total points expected is set at 217.5. Before making any Jazz vs. Pelicans picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Pelicans vs. Jazz spread: Jazz -6
- Pelicans vs. Jazz over-under: 217.5 points
- Pelicans vs. Jazz money line: Jazz -220, Pelicans +190
- NO: The Pelicans are 4-6 against the spread in the last 10 games
- UTAH: The Jazz are 7-2 against the spread in the last nine games
Why the Pelicans can cover
The Pelicans are led by two young stars in Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson. Ingram leads the team in scoring, averaging 23.3 points per game, and he adds 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Williamson, a former No. 1 overall pick, is averaging 22.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest, shooting 58 percent from the floor and making highlight plays on a consistent basis.
As a team, the Pelicans are thoroughly dominant on the glass, leading the NBA in both offensive rebound rate (30.7 percent) and defensive rebound rate (77.9 percent). New Orleans also wins on the margins, including top-eight marks in free throw creation offensively and free throw avoidance defensively, and Stan Van Gundy's team is second in the NBA in allowing only 40.5 points per game in the paint.
Why the Jazz can cover
Utah's roster is talented from top to bottom, with three players fueling the team's robust success. Donovan Mitchell is the team's leading scorer, averaging 23.2 points per game, and he adds 5.0 assists per contest. Mike Conley is off to a great start, averaging 16.8 points and 6.0 assists per game, and Rudy Gobert is an elite defensive force that also averages 12.2 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.
The Jazz rank as a top-10 unit in both offensive rating (111.7) and defensive rating (106.5), and Utah leads the entire NBA in shooting efficiency allowed defensively. Led by Gobert, the Jazz are seventh in the league in blocks (5.8 per game), and they specialize in limiting opponents in second-chance points (11.6 per game) and fast break points (12.1 per game).
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