Pelicans vs. Jazz Odds & Picks: Pelicans Get Revenge

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins gives her best bets for the Pelicans vs. Jazz tilt on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

The New Orleans Pelicans (18-0) travel to Utah on Thursday night seeking revenge for a blowout loss from just two days ago, where the Jazz prevailed 121-100, ending the Pels seven-game win streak. Tipoff is set for 9:00 PM ET at Vivint Arena.

Pelicans vs. Jazz Betting Odds

Pelicans Jazz
Spread -1 +1
Moneyline -115 -105
Over/Under 231.5

*Lines accurate at time of publication

Pelicans vs. Jazz Best Bets

Pelicans -1 (-110 DraftKings)

New Orleans is currently tied for first place in the Western Conference, and sit fifth in both points per game with 117 (119 in the last three contests) and shooting percentage (48.5%). Zion Williamson is a force, averaging 25 points per game on 62% shooting from the floor. The Jazz sit in the bottom half of the NBA in most defensive statistical categories, allowing the 19th most points per contest. New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on a day’s rest and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall, while Utah is 2-6 ATS in their last eight games playing on a day’s rest.

The Pels are a better team overall and will be highly motivated to bounce back from that crushing blowout just a few days ago. Teams have off nights and Tuesday was just that for New Orleans. Take the Pelicans and lay the one point.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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Pelicans vs. Jazz Game Total Over 231.5 Points (-110 DraftKings)

As I mentioned above, I don’t see New Orleans having another bad night. They are averaging 119 points in their last three games, with Utah yielding 115.3 this season. Williamson put up 26 points in their Tuesday night battle, despite only seeing 26 minutes of on-court action due to foul trouble. The Pelicans have allowed 120.1 in their last three contests, 111 on the season. This one may be close, but I lean Over in this rematch.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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