The Utah Jazz faced a set of difficult circumstances in their last game. Beating the Golden State Warriors at the end of a back-to-back was always going to be a challenge. It turned out to be overwhelming for the Jazzmen.
Tonight could be a case of karmic retribution.
Every team in the NBA is talented, and none should be taken lightly. That said, the New Orleans Pelicans don’t pose a serious challenge to jazz at the best of times. These aren’t the best times in the Big Easy. Obviously, they’ll be without Zion Williamson, as they’ve been all season. However, it seems unlikely that Jonas Valanciunas (protocols) or Brandon Ingram (Achilles) will also be available for this competition.
The Jazz (26-10) just need to run, and they should do a light job on the struggling Pelicans (13-23).
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans odds tonight
According to WynnBet, the Jazz are 11-point favorites to take the win tonight.
The over / under is currently at 228.5.
Starting lineup of Utah Jazz
The Jazz are the only NBA team not to have had a player in league health and safety protocols this season. They will enjoy their full cast of starters tonight. Look for Quin Snyder to deploy his favorite starting lineup consisting of Mike Conley, Donovan MItchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
Hassan Whiteside is questionable for tonight’s contest. The big backup man is in the league’s concussion protocols. Meanwhile, Eric Paschall remains absent for personal reasons.
Prediction Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans
Surprisingly, the Pelicans own a victory over the Jazz this season. They emerged victorious in a lousy 98-97 game on November 26. On the other hand, the Jazz handily beat the Pelicans in their last game by a score of 127-105 (the next day).
We will take this result as the one that most likely reflects what is likely tonight. The Pelicans enter this contest as a lottery-related team, missing their first, second and third offensive options. Devonte ‘Graham will have a tall order in front of him if he hopes to lead his pelicans past competitor Utah Jazz.
Almost inevitably, too big of an order. All Jazz has to do tonight is perform, and the win should be theirs. Extremely safe money is on that exact result tonight.
Prediction: Jazz 126, Pelicans 108
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Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans TV Channel
New Orleans fans can look to Bally Sports New Orleans or Fox Sports New Orleans to attend this contest. Meanwhile, Utah fans should check out AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Utah Jazz program and next game
The Jazz get a day off tomorrow before facing reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and his (impoverished) Denver Nuggets on Jan.5. After this clash, they embark on a long road trip to the Eastern Conference.
On January 7, they will travel to Canada for a contest with the Toronto Raptors. After this clash, they will face the Indiana Pacers the next day and the Detroit Pistons on January 10.