Check out our free Jazz vs Pacers pick and preview for this NBA game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Jazz vs Pacers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers
- Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds UTA -1.0, UTA -103 | IND -117 O/U 238.0
So far, the Jazz have put together an overall record of 28-30, while going 30-26-2 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Utah is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
Not only did the Jazz drop their last game to the Knicks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 126-120 as 5 point underdogs. Utah was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Knicks by 6 going into halftime. In the loss, Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 39.1%.
The Pacers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-33. So far, the team has gone 30-27-1 against the spread. Against the Jazz, the Pacers are looking to break out of a 4 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -12.75 points per contest.
Not only did the Pacers drop their last game to the Wizards. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 127-113 as 5 point underdogs. In the loss, Indiana got off to a slow start, trailing by 23 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrese Haliburton, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Jazz picked up the 139-119 win over the Pacers. The Jazz point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 4.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Jazz saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Pacers, averaging 106.5 points per game. As for Utah, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 118.0 points per contest against the Pacers. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Jazz and Pacers have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Indiana. In these contests, they averaged a combined 226 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Utah offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 5th ranked offense at 117.6 points per game. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.1 made 3’s per game. If the Utah offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
So far, the Jazz have played well defensively, as they are ranked 10th in the league at 107.57 points per contest.
This season, the Jazz offense has primarily worked through Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 53 games, Markkanen is 22nd in the NBA at 24.8 points per game. So far, him and Clarkson have accounted for 37% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 45.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 4.0 rebounds for Utah to go along with 4.2 assists.
Through 58 games, the Pacers are averaging 114.4 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA. The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Indiana has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.3 turnovers per game.
Against the Jazz, the Pacers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 26th in points allowed.
Shooting Guard Buddy Hield currently leads the Pacers at 17.5 points per game. For the season, he is 135th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 15.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Hield is averaging 5.0 boards and 2.7 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 30th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Bennedict Mathurin enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 58 games, he is averaging 17.2 and is 189th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Jazz vs Pacers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over 238.0