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NBA Betting Picks: Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers preview, picks and prediction

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NBA Betting Picks - Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers picks, preview and prediction
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In Thursday night’s interconference rematch, the Utah Jazz (17-7) are playing the Philadelphia 76ers (14-11) at Wells Fargo Center. Can Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz win their sixth consecutive game this season? 

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Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers news

Leading into Thursday night’s Eastern Conference contest, the Jazz are 13-11 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA season, while the 76ers are 12-13 against the spread. This exciting matchup will air live at 7 p.m. ET through NBA League Pass and NBC Sports Philadelphia. Referencing Land of Basketball’s database, these teams have played one another 104 times in the regular season all-time. Utah is 57-47 versus Philadelphia. Plus, in the past three head-to-head meetings, the Jazz are 2-1 against them.

On Nov. 16, 2021, the first time these teams played during the regular season, Utah won 120-85. On another subject, after the Jazz defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night, guard Donovan Mitchell became the first player in franchise history since Karl Malone in 1995 to score at least 30 points and shoot a minimum of 53% in four back-to-back performances. In his past four games, Mitchell has averaged 33.8 points. So far this season, the fifth-year player is averaging 24.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers betting lines and odds

NBA Betting Picks - Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers preview, prediction and picks

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 216.5

Point spread: Jazz -3 (-110)

Best moneyline: Jazz -155, 76ers +135

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers injury report

Jazz: C Hassan Whiteside (questionable) | C Udoka Azubuike (out indefinitely)

76ers: PG Ben Simmons (out indefinitely) | PG Grant Riller (out indefinitely)

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers preview

Moreover, on Wednesday, in the Jazz’s 136-104 road win against the Timberwolves, guard Donovan Mitchell led his team in scoring, finishing his performance with 36 points in 34 minutes of action. Forward Bojan Bogdanovic also closed out his night with 21 points and 5.0 rebounds in 28 minutes played. In their blowout victory, the Jazz out-rebounded the Timberwolves 48 to 37.

Utah controlling the key was another advantage. The team outscored Minnesota 50 to 36 in the free  throw lane. The Jazz generated a total of 41 points in the fourth quarter alone. After this win, they are 8-3 away, 9-4 at home and 6-5 ATS on the road this season. As stated above, Utah is on a five-game win streak. They have won eight out of their past ten games.

As for the 76ers, in their 110-106 road win over the Hornets on Wednesday, center Joel Embiid scored a team-high 32 points in 33 minutes spent on the court. Guard Seth Curry contributed 23 points, 4.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists in 35 minutes played as well. Despite Charlotte outscoring Philadelphia 50 to 36 in the paint, the Sixers won the turnover battle.

In addition to the 76ers shooting 36-for-75 (48%) from the field and 13-for-34 (38.2%) from behind the arc, they scored 59 second-half points. Following another road victory, the team is now 5-5 at home, 9-6 away and 3-7 ATS at home this season. Not to mention, the Sixers are on a three-game winning streak. They have won six out of their last 10 games.

Projected starting lineup

Jazz: PG Mike Conley | SG Donovan Mitchell | SF Bojan Bogdanovic | PF Royce O’Neale | C Rudy Gobert

76ers: PG Shake Milton | SG Seth Curry | SF Danny Green | PF Tobias Harris | C Joel Embiid

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers prediction

Furthermore, the total for tonight’s Eastern Conference matchup is set at 216.5. Regarding the spread consensus, 59% of gamblers are leading towards the Bulls covering the spread at Wells Fargo Center. Concerning the point total consensus, 68% of bettors are anticipating the total going over 216.5. At the present time, Utah is 17-7 as a favorite, 0-0 as an underdog and 6-5 ATS away, while Philadelphia is 9-2 as a favorite, 5-9 as an underdog and 3-7 ATS at home.

For significant betting trends, the Jazz are 5-0 straight up in their previous five performances. The total has gone over in the team’s past five games, too. Next, Utah is 2-7 ATS in the team’s last nine matches versus Philadelphia. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone over in five of the Jazz’s previous six road games, and they are 1-4 ATS in their past five road contests at Wells Fargo Center. Finally, Utah is 4-1 SU in the team’s last five matches against Eastern Conference opponents.

On the other side, the 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their past seven performances. Also, the Sixers are 4-1 SU in their previous five games. And, the team is 0-5 ATS in their last five games played at home. Next, they are 4-1 ATS in their past five home matches against the Jazz. Lastly, the total has gone under in eight of their previous 10 games played in the month of December. In closing, think about picking the Jazz to win and cover the spread on the road.

Interested betting on the Utah team? – Don’t miss out on reading our guide about sports betting in Utah first!

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers betting pick

Pick the Jazz to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 216.5. Utah is a three-point favorite with BetUS.

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