The 26-17 Indiana Pacers will be the road team when they face the 23-20 Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Utah is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The odds from this NBA game has the home team Utah Jazz favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 184 points. There has been no movement in the spread and total since the odds opened up in this game a few hours ago.
The teams went head to head on December 19th and it was the Pacers with the 104-84 home win against the Jazz as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The total went over 186 points.
Indiana has a road record of 10-14 on the season. They had their two game win streak snapped on Wednesday in a 100-80 road defeat to the Portland Trailblazers as a +1 point underdog. The total came in at under 181 ½ points. It was a slow start by the Pacers as they fall behind 44-32 at the half. Indiana shot just 37.5% in the loss with 6 of 23 coming from three. They allow Portland over 56% shooting from the floor and lose the rebounding battle by 8 boards. Paul George had 22 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. Indiana is the top defensive team in the league as they allow just 89 points and 41.6% shooting.
The Jazz are 14-4 on their home court. The team has their four game win streak snapped on Friday night in a 102-84 road defeat to the LA Lakers as a +5 point underdog. The total came in at under 204 ½ points. Utah falls behind 47-37 at the half in defeat. The Jazz come up cold from the three point line making just 3 of 14 shots. They allowed the Lakers nearly 54% shooting and get crushed on the glass by a 45-30 differential. Derrick Favors off the bench has 14 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. The Jazz are explosive offensively on their home court by averaging over 101 points a game.