The Utah Jazz (13-11) will try to build on their victory over the Los Angeles Clippers when they play the Indiana Pacers (12-9) on Friday night. Utah snapped their five-game losing streak by defeating Los Angeles 125-112 on Wednesday. Indiana has alternated wins and losses in its last six games, including a 137-114 loss in Sacramento most recently.
Tipoff is scheduled for 9:00 pm ET from the Vivint Arena. Utah has a 5 point lead in the latest Jazz vs. Pacers by Caesars Sportsbook with an over/under ratio set at 238.5. Before introducing any Pacers vs. Jazz you need see NBA predictions by model on SportsLine.
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- Scatter Jazz vs. Pacers: Jazz -5
- Jazz vs. Pacers Over/Under: 238.5 points
- Moneyline Jazz vs. Pacers: Utah -190, Indiana +158
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Why the Pacers might shut down
Indiana has been one of the most underrated teams in the NBA over the past month, winning seven of their last 10 games. The Pacers have also covered 12 of their last 16 games, including six of their last eight on the road. They have been undervalued in their recent games against Utah, covering six of their last eight head-to-heads.
Utah has been moving in the opposite direction lately, having won just three of their last 10 games. Indiana is led by point guard Tyrese Halliburton, who averaged 19.3 points, 11.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. Benedict Mathurin is having a fantastic rookie season, averaging 19.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game off the bench. Utah failed to cover the difference in five consecutive games against opponents from the Eastern Conference. Utah will lose to veterans Mike Conley (leg) and Rudy Gay (arm).
Why Jazz can cover
Utah ended their losing streak by playing well against Los Angeles on Wednesday, covering a 7.5-point difference in a 125-112 win. Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 33 points and Jarred Vanderbilt had 12 rebounds. In recent days, Indiana has been too inconsistent to bounce back, alternating wins and losses in each of its last six games.
The Jazz have shot 54.9% from the field against the Clippers, and they have won seven of 10 home games this season. Small forward Lauri Markkanen leads Utah with 22.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, while Clarkson has 19.5 points. There are four other players on the team who are scoring in double figures, and in December, the Jazz won six games in a row.
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