It is a potential 2021 NBA Finals preview when the Utah Jazz host the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Utah is on top of the NBA Western Conference standings with a 22-5 record. Philadelphia leads the East at 18-9. Joel Embiid (back) is questionable for the Sixers, while Mike Conley (hamstring) is out for the Jazz.
Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The latest Jazz vs. Sixers odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Utah as a seven-point favorite, while the total is set at 226. Before entering any Sixers vs. Jazz picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Jazz vs. Sixers spread: Jazz -7
- Jazz vs. Sixers over-under: 226 points
- Jazz vs. Sixers money line: Jazz -275; 76ers +235
What you need to know about the Jazz
The Jazz have been spectacular against the spread this season. They are 20-6-1 ATS overall and have a sparkling 11-2-1 ATS record at home. Donovan Mitchell leads the team with 24.2 points per game, but Utah has plenty of scoring options.
The Jazz have five players who average 14 points or more per game, and though Conley (16.5 ppg) is out, Utah can still lean on players such as Jordan Clarkson (17.4 ppg), Bojan Bogdanovic (15.8 ppg) and Rudy Gobert (14.0 ppg) to help Mitchell out. Gobert is also one of the NBA's most feared defenders, and especially if Embiid is less than 100 percent, that could be a matchup Utah can exploit.
What you need to know about the Sixers
Philadelphia fell to the Suns 120-111 on Saturday. Embiid had 35 points along with eight rebounds. Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris scored 18 points each. An 11-2 run by Phoenix put the game out of reach with 3:15 remaining. Philadelphia allowed the Suns to shoot 60.8 percent from the field.
The Sixers will try to avoid a third consecutive loss on Monday. Embiid has scored 25-points in 11 consecutive games, becoming only one of three Philadelphia players to accomplish the feat in franchise history. He has scored 33-plus points in nine games during that span. Shake Milton (ankle) is out on Monday.
How to make Jazz vs. Sixers picks
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