Monday, January 17 2022

Through 2 Quarters

Those hoping for the New Orleans Pelicans to upset the Utah Jazz may want to start looking elsewhere for things to brighten their day. Utah is in control with a 64-45 lead over the Pelicans.

The Jazz have been led by shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who so far has 17 points and seven assists along with five rebounds. Center Jonas Valanciunas has led the way so far for New Orleans, as he has dropped a double-double on 12 points and ten boards. This makes it three consecutive games in which Valanciunas has had at least ten rebounds.

New Orleans hasn’t been much of a second-half team this season, losing 92% of the time when they were down at the break.

Who’s Playing

New Orleans @ Utah

Current Records: New Orleans 5-16; Utah 12-7

What to Know

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Utah Jazz will face off at 9 p.m. ET Nov. 27 at Vivint Arena after both having played games yesterday. New Orleans will be strutting in after a win while Utah will be stumbling in from a loss.

The Pelicans are hoping for another victory. They skirted by Utah 98-97 this past Friday thanks to a clutch jumper from point guard Devonte’ Graham with 0:01 left to play. The top scorer for New Orleans was small forward Brandon Ingram (21 points).

New Orleans is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on New Orleans’ opponents whenever they hit the road.

The Pelicans are now 5-16 while the Jazz sit at 12-7. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: New Orleans has only been able to knock down 42.40% percent of their shots, which is the fourth lowest field goal percentage in the league. Utah’s offense has more to brag about, as they they enter the contest with a 46.60% field goal percentage, good for fourth best in the league. We’ll see if their 4.20% advantage translates to a win.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.28

Odds

The Jazz are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jazz as a 13-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Utah have won 15 out of their last 22 games against New Orleans.

  • Nov 26, 2021 – New Orleans 98 vs. Utah 97
  • Mar 01, 2021 – New Orleans 129 vs. Utah 124
  • Jan 21, 2021 – Utah 129 vs. New Orleans 118
  • Jan 19, 2021 – Utah 118 vs. New Orleans 102
  • Jul 30, 2020 – Utah 106 vs. New Orleans 104
  • Jan 16, 2020 – New Orleans 138 vs. Utah 132
  • Jan 06, 2020 – Utah 128 vs. New Orleans 126
  • Nov 23, 2019 – Utah 128 vs. New Orleans 120
  • Mar 06, 2019 – Utah 114 vs. New Orleans 104
  • Mar 04, 2019 – New Orleans 115 vs. Utah 112
  • Oct 27, 2018 – Utah 132 vs. New Orleans 111
  • Mar 11, 2018 – Utah 116 vs. New Orleans 99
  • Feb 05, 2018 – Utah 133 vs. New Orleans 109
  • Jan 03, 2018 – New Orleans 108 vs. Utah 98
  • Dec 01, 2017 – Utah 114 vs. New Orleans 108
  • Mar 27, 2017 – Utah 108 vs. New Orleans 100
  • Mar 06, 2017 – Utah 88 vs. New Orleans 83
  • Feb 08, 2017 – Utah 127 vs. New Orleans 94
  • Mar 05, 2016 – Utah 106 vs. New Orleans 94
  • Feb 10, 2016 – New Orleans 100 vs. Utah 96
  • Dec 16, 2015 – New Orleans 104 vs. Utah 94
  • Nov 28, 2015 – Utah 101 vs. New Orleans 87

Injury Report for Utah

  • Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)
  • Royce O’Neale: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for New Orleans

  • Daulton Hommes: Out (Leg)
  • Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)

Source: CBSSports.com

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