Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/16/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/16/2020 – The streaking Utah Jazz are climbing up the standings even further and they will have the New Orleans Pelicans next on their schedule for January 16, Thursday. This match will go down at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NBA League Pass will have the game available for its subscribers and SofaScore is an alternative for non-subscribers while Fox Sports New Orleans will feature the game on television. The Pelicans are starting to find their way into the season but they are the underdogs in this game according to NBA Betting Covers while the Jazz will move on to another win.
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/16/2020
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/16/2020 Betting Odds
Utah Jazz Betting
The Jazz are considered as dark horses in the Western Conference but that is not a secret anymore as they are coming out as legitimate contenders. Donovan Mitchell has done a great job leading this team while Rudy Gobert is anchoring the team on the defensive end. Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles provide the team with a good wing presence with their shooting while Jordan Clarkson adds the team’s depth from the bench. They have been overachieving so far but still, some teams are sleeping on them and this time around, the league is well aware of their capabilities.
Players to watch: D. Mitchell SG 39 GP 39 GS 34.5 MIN 24.2 PTS 0.7 OR 3.5 DR 4.3 REB 4.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.11 PER
B. Bogdanovic SF 39 GP 39 GS 33.2 MIN 20.9 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 2 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 0.7 AST/TO 16.15 PER
J. Clarkson PG 10 GP 0 GS 25.6 MIN 15 PTS 0.6 OR 1.3 DR 1.9 REB 1.3 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 0.9 TO 1.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.45 PER
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
Lonzo Ball has been fantastic and he seemed to have taken the monkey off his back. His numbers are what was projected when he was drafted and he has been a big difference so far why the team has been performing well. Brandon Ingram has blossomed to a legit NBA star and Derrick Favors embraced the center role well for this team. They are still awaiting the arrival of Zion Williamson and hoping to improve on their standing and make a final push for the playoffs.
Players to Watch: L. Ball PG 33 GP 24 GS 30.2 MIN 12.2 PTS 1.2 OR 4.4 DR 5.6 REB 5.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 2.2 AST/TO 13.22 PER
J. Hart SG 34 GP 9 GS 28.4 MIN 10.8 PTS 0.9 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 1.5 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.33 PER
E. Moore SG 29 GP 5 GS 21.3 MIN 10.2 PTS 0.8 OR 2.4 DR 3.2 REB 1.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 1.7 PF 2.5 AST/TO 12.68 PER
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/16/2020 Betting Numbers
Utah are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Mike Conley PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick SG Hamstring is “?” Thursday vs Utah
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
With the way the Jazz are playing, it is difficult to see them losing this game and that is how Top Online Sportsbook predicts it as well. The system of the Jazz is already in place and has been proven so far even if other key players are out. This team will just serve to be too much for the Pelicans to handle.
Moneyline: Since the Jazz are on the upper hand, the ML given to them is at -192 while the Pelicans at +167 if they win at home.
ATS: A fair 4.5 points across the spread between the Jazz and the Pelicans. Taking the +4.5 is New Orleans while Utah is on the short end with -4.5.
TOTALs: Both teams are estimated to reach the 222.5 total with the Jazz going over and the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 109 Jazz