The Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Utah Jazz look for a nice bounce back victory after splitting their last six games, the team are averaging 100.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.8 points and 3.5 assists while George Hill is averaging 17.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
For the Pacers (35-34), it’s been a story of two different teams based on where they play. They have been impressive at home (24-10) and have really struggled on the road (11-24). They will be playing their second game in as many nights after losing 116-91 in Toronto on Sunday night. The Team are averaging 104.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 22.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15 points and 7.9 assists. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Miles is grabbing three rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four straight home games.
The Jazz are 1-4 SU in their last five games on the road against the Pacers.
The Pacers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games with no days off between games.
The Jazz are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games as road favorites.
The Pacers, who have rotated wins and losses over their last 13 contests, will once again have to rely heavily on superstar Paul George. George is averaging 26.4 points a game this month while consistently doing his best to spearhead his team to wins. Secondary scoring has been a bigger issue, though, as the squad will need to get more out of the likes of Jeff Teague and Monta Ellis if they want to make a playoff run. Indy lost 116-91 to Toronto on Sunday.
Utah’s offense has been operating at a snail’s pace in March, as the Jazz are averaging only 84.5 points in the month while losing their last two games to Chicago and Cleveland. All-star swingman Gordon Hayward is shooting 9-for-30 in that span, but he’s averaging a career-high 21.8 points on the season.
Supporters of the Utah Jazz have seen them go 43-27 and 32-36-2 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Indiana Pacers are at 35-34 and 31-38 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Pacers are 32-37, while the Utah Jazz are 35-35. Get in the NBA action at Heritagesports