Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 7/30/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 7/30/2020 – The NBA is definitely back and they will be kicking off with an exciting matchup between two young teams from different conferences as the Utah Jazz face the New Orleans Pelicans. This game will happen in “The Bubble” located in HP Field House in Osceola Florida on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 pm Eastern Time. Fans are not allowed to watch the game inside the venue but they can subscribe to NBA League Pass or SofaScore to catch the action. The Pelicans carry back-to-back wins from the nationwide sports lockdown but it is seen by NBA Game Odds that the Jazz carry the upper hand in this game.
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 7/30/2020
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 7/30/2020 Betting Odds
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz was the first team that captured the COVID-19 virus with stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell testing positive. Both players travelled to Orlando and are looking fine and will most probably play in this game. Boban Bogdanovic has been ruled out of the season and that subtracts another scorer of the team which leaves a big load for Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles and Mike Conley to take the load. Rudy Gobert will be very huge for this team and he will serve as the anchor in the paint while Donovan Mitchell will be the focal point in the Jazz’ offense and will even man the point guard position from time-to-time.
Players to watch: D. Mitchell SG GP 63 GS 63 MIN 34.4 PTS 24.2 OR 0.7 DR 3.7 REB 4.4 AST 4.2 STL 1 BLK 0.2 TO 2.7 PF 2.4 AST/TO 1.6 PER 19.13
B. Bogdanovic SF GP 63 GS 63 MIN 33.1 PTS 20.2 OR 0.6 DR 3.5 REB 4.1 AST 2.1 STL 0.5 BLK 0.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 0.8 PER 15.77
J. Clarkson PG * GP 34 GS 0 MIN 25.3 PTS 15.6 OR 0.8 DR 2.1 REB 2.9 AST 1.6 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 1.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 1.3 PER 17.42
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans were starting to roll by winning their last two matches before the nationwide sports lockdown was announced. Zion Williamson is starting to make his mark in the NBA and he is most likely to join the team on opening night. This has been a year that Brandon Ingram has begun to blossom to his potential and he is more reliable to come out swinging in their first game inside the bubble. Jrue Holiday is the team’s stabilizer and he is underrated but expect him to bring it as well along with J.J. Redick who has made the playoffs in his entire career and he doesn’t intend to break that streak soon.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF GP 56 GS 56 MIN 34.3 PTS 24.3 OR 0.9 DR 5.4 REB 6.3 AST 4.3 STL 1 BLK 0.7 TO 3.1 PF 2.9 AST/TO 1.4 PER 19.25
Z. Williamson SF GP 19 GS 19 MIN 29.7 PTS 23.6 OR 2.9 DR 3.9 REB 6.8 AST 2.2 STL 0.8 BLK 0.5 TO 2.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 0.8 PER 24.32
J. Holiday SG GP 55 GS 55 MIN 34.9 PTS 19.6 OR 1.3 DR 3.6 REB 4.9 AST 6.9 STL 1.7 BLK 0.8 TO 2.9 PF 2.3 AST/TO 2.4 PER 17.61
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans 7/30/2020 Betting Numbers
Utah are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games.
Jazz are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Utah are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against New Orleans.
Utah are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Utah’s last 13 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
New Orleans Pelicans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 8 games against Utah.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New Orleans’ last 13 games when playing at home against Utah.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
R. Gobert C (COVID-19) is probable Thursday vs New Orleans
B. Bogdanovic SF (Wrist) is out for season
D. Mitchell PG (COVID-19) is probable Thursday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
Z. Williamson PF (Personal) is “?” Thursday vs Utah
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The biggest question in this NBA return is how are the teams conditioned during the lockdown. But based on previous numbers, Utah Jazz is having a fantastic season and the record shows it all. They should be the safer bet and Online Betting sees that as well. Even if Zion Williamson returns, he will have to deal with Rudy Gobert in the paint.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Jazz for this game is at -125 while the Pelicans are the underdogs with the +105.
ATS: Just a very thin spread between both teams with 1.5 points. The Pelicans have the +1.5 while the Jazz are at -1.5.
TOTALs: The given total for this game is 222.5 points with the Jazz picked to go over and the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 106 – 101 Jazz