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The Utah Jazz will be trying to bounce back from their loss on Friday when they face the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. The Jazz are coming off a 124-116 loss to Miami as 6.5-point favorites. The Magic are coming off a 129-92 loss to Brooklyn as 8.5-point underdogs.
Utah is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Orlando.
Jazz Going For 12h Win In 14 Games
The Jazz had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Magic in their last game, giving them their second loss in their last 13 games. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Magic, giving them their 12th win in their last 14 games and an eight-game lead over Portland in the Northwest standings.
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Utah is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 116 points per game. They finished with 116 points in their last game, making 42.6 percent of their field goals and 32.6 percent of their three-pointers.
Donovan Mitchell led the way for Utah with 30 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 17 points and two rebounds, while Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz.
Utah has also played well defensively, giving up 105.9 points per game. They gave up 124 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to avoid another loss.
Magic Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Magic followed up their three-game winning streak by losing their last two games. They will be trying to turn things around with a win over the Jazz, which will give them their fourth win in their last six games.
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Orlando isn’t very good offensively, averaging 104.8 points per game. They finished with 92 points in their last game, making 40.2 percent of their field goals and 25 percent of their three-pointers.
Nikola Vucevic led the way for Orlando with 28 points and 12 rebounds. James Ennis III finished with 15 points and three rebounds, while Michael Carter-Williams added 11 points and five assists for the Magic.
Orlando has done a better job defensively, giving up 111.2 points per game. They gave up 129 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to win this game.
- 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 day’s rest.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Magic are not playing well offensively and averaged 96.7 points per game in their last three games. They have struggled from long range, making only 30 percent of their three-pointers, and will have a hard time scoring against the Jazz, who have the second-best defense in the league. Utah has done a great job offensively, even on the road, where they are averaging over 113 points per game. They have been aggressive on the offensive glass, averaging 9.3 offensive rebounds in their last three games, so expect them to get a lot of second-chance opportunities here. With the Magic giving up over 110 points per game, the Jazz won’t have trouble scoring in this game, making them the best bet here.
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Jazz are averaging 116 points per game and 113.6 points per game on the road. They play at a slower pace than most teams in the league, averaging 101.6 possessions per game, and will fall short of their average against the Magic, who are giving up 108.8 points per game at home. The Magic are averaging 104.8 points per game and also play at a slow pace, with the team averaging 102.4 possessions per game. They are facing a team that is holding opponents to 106.8 points per game on the road and won’t score enough points to push the score over the total. The Jazz and Magic have played under the total in four of their last five meetings.