76ers Seek Season Sweep of Jazz
The Philadelphia 76ers have been steady as of late and sit fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, and they could easily find themselves in second in a week’s time. They have won five of their last seven games and look to continue their winning ways when they visit the Utah Jazz.
The hosts had a great start to the season, sitting atop the Western Conference for a while, but have dipped to a battle to both stay in the playoff field and the play-in tournament.
Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury reports, and NBA lines for 76ers vs Jazz. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.
Defense Surprisingly the 76ers’ Calling Card
A team with James Harden is only sometimes going to be known for its defense. But the Philadelphia 76ers have won because of an efficient offense and great defense.
Defensively, the 76ers are third in holding teams to 110.0 points per game. They are 11th in holding teams to a 46.6% conversion rate on field goal attempts and seventh in limiting teams to a 34.4% e-point percentage. They are ninth in allowing 42.8 rebounds per game.
On the offensive end, they are scoring 113.7 points per game, which ranks 16th, but they are doing it efficiently. They are 10th in converting 47.9% of field goal attempts, fourth in making 37.8% of field goal attempts, and third with 82.6% of free throws falling. They are 28th in rebounding at 40.8 per game.
Those who bet on basketball find the 76ers profitable with a 24-17 record against the spread and on over/unders. However, they are 8-9 straight up on the road.
Jazz Offense Continues To Surge
The Utah Jazz was once surging, and they’ve won two straight after previously losing seven of their last eight. Their pace has been challenging, but their defense has suffered.
The Jazz are third in scoring 117.4 points per game. They are 15th in converting 47.1% of field goal attempts and 14th in making 36.1% of their 3-point shots. They are 15th in making 78.6% of their free throws, too, and 14th in rebounding at 44.1 per game.
Defensively, they are 23rd and are allowing 116.6 points per game. They are 26th in allowing a 48.2% conversion rate on field goal attempts, yet better on the perimeter, ranking ninth at 35.0%. They are 14th in allowing 43.5 rebounds per game.
One of the NBA free picks for how they played early in the season, the Jazz have leveled out with a 24-21 record against the spread and 25-20 on over/unders. They are 14-7 straight up at home.
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76ers vs Jazz Head-To-Head
The Utah Jazz surprisingly have the lead in the all-time series with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Jazz have 58 wins, while the 76ers have 48 wins in the 106 regular season meetings. The favorite has won three straight in the series and five of the last six meetings, scores and odds show. That includes a 105-98 76ers win on Nov. 13, 2022, this season.
Betting trends show the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Utah and 13-5 in the last 18 meetings, regardless of location. The 76ers are 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings.
76ers vs Jazz Game Information
- Game: 76ers (25-16) vs Jazz (22-23)
- Location: Vivint Arena
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan 14, 9:00 p.m. ET
- 76ers vs Jazz Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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76ers vs Jazz Picks & Prediction
The Utah Jazz are playing the second half of a back-to-back, and their recent wins came against teams competing for lottery Ping-Pong balls. Most of their losing stretch came against teams with winning records, which the Philadelphia 76ers have.
Public sportsbook data shows 60% of bets are on the 76ers to cover the spread, while 54% are on the over. This game theory is plausible because the 76ers are capable of playing up-tempo and have greater depth than the Jazz, so Philadelphia won’t be uncomfortable picking up the pace.
While the Jazz have great guard play, and Walker Kessler has been strong around the rim, it sets up as a great matchup for 76ers center Joel Embiid to dominate and alleviate the pressure off of Harden.
The Philadelphia 76ers are listed at -190 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the 76ers, you have a chance to win $53. The Utah Jazz are +163, offering a chance to win $163.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the 76ers a 65.52% chance to win, with the Jazz at 38.02%.
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76ers vs Jazz Previous Game(Nov. 13, 2022)
The Philadelphia 76ers try to reach .500 on the season when they welcome the Utah Jazz in a battle of playoff contenders.
Philadelphia is coming off a home win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday and is tied for fourth place in the Atlantic Division with the Brooklyn Nets, a half-game behind both the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks.
Utah had its four-game winning streak snapped with a loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday but still leads the Northwest Division by a half-game over the second-place Portland Trail Blazers. Both teams have been playing well of late, so before you make your bet on this game, check out our NBA betting preview.
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