The Utah Jazz host the Philadelphia 76ers in a spotlight game on Tuesday evening. The Sixers and Jazz have championship goals in 2021-22, and each is off to a strong start, even with recent struggles. Philadelphia enters on a four-game losing streak but maintains a record of 8-6 overall and 4-2 on the road. Utah has also faltered recently, but the Jazz are 4-2 at home this season. Utah has a relatively clean injury report, while the Sixers will be without Joel Embiid (protocols), Matisse Thybulle (protocols), Ben Simmons (personal) and Danny Green (hamstring).
Caesars Sportsbook lists Utah as a 10-point home favorite for this 10 p.m. ET tipoff. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 216 in the latest Jazz vs. Sixers odds. Before making any 76ers vs. Jazz picks or NBA predictions, you need to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 5 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $900 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 113-75 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has analyzed Sixers vs. Jazz from every angle and released its coveted NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Jazz vs. Sixers:
76ers vs. Jazz spread: Jazz -1076ers vs. Jazz over-under: 216 points 76ers vs. Jazz money line: Jazz -360, 76ers +285 PHL: The 76ers are 7-7 against the spread in the last 14 games UTAH: The Jazz are 7-6 against the spread in the last 13 games
Why the 76ers can cover
Despite personnel challenges, Philadelphia owns the No. 1 offense in the NBA so far this season. The Sixers are scoring 114.3 points per 100 possessions, with top-three marks in true shooting percentage, field-goal percentage and 3-point percentage. Philadelphia generates 1.81 assists for every turnover, a top-five mark in the NBA, and the 76ers are committing a turnover on only 13.3 percent of offensive possessions. With a top-10 free-throw rate to round out the package, the 76ers are difficult for any team to defend.
On defense, Philadelphia is a top-five team in blocked shots (5.9 per game) and a top-eight team in 2-point shooting defense, with opponents shooting just 50.1 percent inside the arc. The 76ers are also very good at preventing free-throw attempts, which helps to boost overall efficiency on the defensive end.
Why the Jazz can cover
Utah’s statistical profile is elite, and the Jazz also have legitimate star power on both ends. Donovan Mitchell is a tremendous shot creator, and the dynamic guard is averaging 25.6 points per game this season. Mitchell partners with Rudy Gobert as a tremendous pick-and-roll duo, and Gobert anchors a world-class defense. Gobert is averaging 14.9 points, 15.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game, and he is a multi-time recipient of the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
Beyond the top two, the Jazz have strong depth, and Utah is elite on both ends of the floor. Utah is out-scoring opponents by 6.7 points per 100 possessions, No. 3 in the NBA, and the Jazz have a profile that is very difficult to defend. Utah is scoring more than 1.12 points per possession for the season, and the Jazz win on the margins with free-throw creation, offensive rebounding and tremendously accurate shooting.
How to make 76ers vs. Jazz picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 214 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s Jazz vs. 76ers pick at SportsLine.
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