Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 1/4/2015
Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM
EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City
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On Monday, the Indiana Pacers will be visiting the Utah Jazz, who have only been able to win six of their 16 home games this season.
In their first meeting of the season, the Pacers beat the Jazz 97-86 on their home court. Indiana had a 44-37 rebounding advantage in that win and only ended up committing a total of seven team turnovers.
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Pacers power forward David West has averaged 15.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game against the Jazz in his career, while center Roy Hibbert has scored 12.4 points per game against them in 12 career games. Veteran point guard C.J. Watson has been able to average 13.2 points and 3.6 assists against Utah in 13 career games.
On Saturday night, the Jazz picked up their first win of the new year by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-89 on the road. They made 11 of their 20 three-point attempts in that game and finished with a solid 50.7 field goal percentage.
So far this season, the Jazz are near the bottom of the rankings in both scoring and assists per game. Point guard Trey Burke has scored 12.2 points per game this season and is the team's top assist man with 5.1 helpers per game. Power forward Derrick Favors has been their best all-around player by averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 20-12-2 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 20-14-0 against the Over/Under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
Utah Jazz are 18-16-0 Against the Spread
Utah Jazz are 14-19-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
01/03/15 G C.J. Watson Foot "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/03/15 G George Hill Groin expected to miss the next 3 games
12/30/14 G Alec Burks Shoulder out for season
01/04/15 C Enes Kanter Ankle "?" Monday vs. Indiana
01/03/15 F Rodney Hood Heel out indefinitely
01/03/15 G Patrick Christopher Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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