The New Orleans Pelicans are hitting the road as they will travel to Salt Lake City to lock horns with the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena. This is going to be the second time that these two teams have played against each other this week, with the Jazz completely dominating the Pelicans 121-100 on Tuesday night.
That means the New Orleans Pelicans are heading into this game after being unable to contain the Jazz. They looked horrible on both ends of the court to say the least. If they want to have even the slimmest of chances to win this encounter they will have to put up a much better performance on the defensive end if they want to put up a fight against the Jazz on the road.
They are currently tied at the top of the Western Conference standings with the Grizzlies, which is something that not a lot of people expected coming into this season. The Pelicans have a 1.5-game lead over the Denver Nuggets. Offensively, they are picking up 117 points per game, the fifth most in the league. They are shooting 48.5% from the field which is the sixth-highest team shooting percentage.
Meanwhile, the Jazz are coming into this matchup after dominating the Pelicans, which should give them at least some confidence. This team looked incredible on the offense, as they managed to shoot 47.6% from the floor, which is way higher than their average in recent games. The Jazz will have to stay focused and try to replicate the performance in this one if they want to knock out the Pelicans back-to-back games.
Utah is currently holding the eighth place in the Western Conference standings, though they are not in that bad of a position as they are only 3.5 games out of first place. On the offense, they are scoring 117.4 points per game, the 2nd most in the league. They are shooting 47.7% from the field, the eighth-highest in the rankings.
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New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz Game Information
- Date: 12/15/2022
- Time: 09:10 PM ET
- Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT.
- How to Watch Pelicans vs Jazz: Bally Sports NO
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Pelicans vs Jazz Betting Lines
Pelicans are -120 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $83. On the other side, Jazz are +100 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $100.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Pelicans at a 54.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Jazz have 50.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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