Philadelphia 76ers at Utah Jazz Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/26/2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM
EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City
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The Philadelphia 76ers will be heading out on the road on Saturday night to take on the Utah Jazz, who will be playing in their first home game since December 12.
During the 2013-14 season, the Jazz found a way to beat the 76ers in both of their games against each other. They won the first game by the score of 105-100 in Utah, then beat the Jazz against 104-92 later in the season.
In his two games against the Jazz, 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been able to average 11.5 points, 8.5 assists and six rebounds per game. Power forward Luc Mbah a Moute has scored just 3.8 points per game against Utah in his career, while shooting guard Hollis Thompson scored four points in 17 minutes in his only game against them.
The Jazz have now won three out of their last four games after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 97-91 on the road. They were dominant on the boards in that win, finishing with a huge 49-34 rebounding advantage.
Even with their recent hot streak, the Jazz are still in the bottom half of the league in scoring, rebounding and points allowed per game. Small forward Gordon Hayward currently leads the team in scoring with 19 points per game, while power forward Derrick Favors has scored 15.6 points per game while pulling down eight rebounds per game.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
Philadelphia 76ers are 13-13-1 Against the Spread
Philadelphia 76ers are 11-16-0 against the Over/Under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
Utah Jazz are 15-14-0 Against the Spread
Utah Jazz are 14-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/25/14 G Tony Wroten Knee "?" Friday vs. Portland
12/24/14 G Hollis Thompson Illness "?" Friday vs. Portland
12/24/14 F Furkan Aldemir Foot "?" Friday vs. Portland
10/27/14 G Jason Richardson Foot out for season
10/23/14 F Joel Embiid Foot out indefinitely
12/26/14 F Trevor Booker Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Philadelphia
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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