*10* West Conf SUPER POWER ~ Off 4-0 SWEEP! *RED HOT* 33-16-1 L50 NBA!
New Orleans vs. Utah,
03/04/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 115 - 112
Point Spread: -9/-110 Utah
10* Utah (9:05 ET): Both of these teams come off somewhat improbable wins. A career-night from Donovan Mitchell (46 pts) led to the Jazz coming back from a 17-point deficit and beating Milwaukee 115-111. Note they were actually five-point favorites in that game and it was their fourth straight win. New Orleans, without Anthony Davis, was able to forge an even bigger comeback Saturday night in Denver. Down by as many as 19, the Pelicans won that game 120-112 as 13.5-pt underdogs. So something is going to have to give here. I'm banking on the more consistent commodity, that being Utah. Lay the points.
The Jazz are currently 6th in the West, but this is a team that is capable of doing some real damage come playoff time. The last two games have seen them beat two of the top teams in the league, Denver and Milwaukee. Defense has been outstanding the last four games w/ every opponent held under a 42.4 FG%. Here at home, this has been an excellent team. They've won eight of nine, including five straight, to improve to 21-10 SU here for the year. The are already outscoring visitors by 6.6 PPG.
New Orleans has been able to deal w/ the Anthony Davis distraction to remain relevant in the playoff race. But if they have an issue, it's winning on the road. Yes, they've just won at both Phoenix and Denver. But that's only improved their road record to 11-24 SU. Tonight will be their third road game in four nights. They give up 116.4 PPG on the road and are a bottom five team in the league in overall points allowed. Utah has massive edges when it comes to the defensive end and getting this game at home. 10* Utah