Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz 11/06/2019 NBA Picks and Game Analysis
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz 11/06/2019 – The Philadelphia 76ers (5-1) and Utah Jazz (4-3) consider Wednesday’s ballgame at Vivint Smart Home Arena as an opportunity to test their characters after coming off their first adversity of the season. The Sixers were the last undefeated team in the NBA until they got toppled by the Phoenix Suns 114-109. The Jazz, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back losses this season and are looking to stop the bleeding with a convincing win against an Eastern Conference elite squad. NBA Vegas odds are high on the Jazz (-125) to defend their home floor against the Sixers, who will be bringing back Joel Embiid from a two-game suspension.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz 11/06/2019
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz 11/06/2019 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Sixers found their Western Conference trip a lot tougher than they expected. After surviving the Portland Trail Blazers with a one-point squeaker 129-128, Philadelphia got shell-shocked by the up-and-coming Phoenix Suns in the desert. Al Horford set a new season-high with 32 points, while Tobias Harris racked up 24 points and 10 boards. Furkan Korkmaz, the hero in the win against the Blazers, continued his fine play as he finished with 20 points. Unfortunately, they couldn’t stop Suns star Devin Booker, who poured in 40 points in the game.
Players to Watch: Joel Embiid (23.3 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.3 APG), Tobias Harris (20.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.8 APG), Al Horford (18.8 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 4.2 APG)
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz entered the 2019-20 NBA season as one of the favorites to come out of the West. However, a misfiring Mike Conley Jr. and a mediocre offense (100 PPG) appear to be the biggest obstacles for this Jazz team from taking off. Although they still have the No.1 defense in the league (95.57 points allowed per game), their losses against the three Californian teams (Kings, Lakers, and Clippers) should serve as an eye-opener that there is still a lot of stuff to work on for them to really go toe-to-toe with other heavyweights.
Players to Watch: Donovan Mitchell (25.7 RPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.3 APG), Bojan Bogdanovic (20.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.8 APG), Mike Conley (12.4 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 3.9 APG)
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz 11/06/2019 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia’s last 15 games.
Utah are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Joel Embiid C Suspension Served is probable Wednesday vs Utah
Ed Davis PF Fibula is out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Sixers will have to get Joel Embiid back in shape fast after the All-Star center served a two-game suspension (fight with Karl-Anthony Towns). The Jazz will be coming into the game a lot more motivated, knowing a win against a highly-touted team in full force would definitely send a message to the rest of the league.
Moneyline: The Jazz will deal the Sixers their back-to-back losses this season. Mike Conley Jr. will come alive and become the difference-maker in the match, scoring 20+ points and dishing 10 or more assists.
ATS: The Jazz will enter Wednesday’s match with a 2-point handicap. There will be a lot of lead changes and crazy rallies, but in the end, it will be the duo of Conley and Donovan Mitchell who will make the key baskets late and win the game by an NBA winning margin of five points.
TOTALs: This game will go under the O/U totals of 216 points. Philadelphia is scoring 114 points per game this season, and it will be interesting if they can really match that output against the Jazz defense that is clobbering opponents to just 95 points.
Score Prediction: 103-98 Jazz