The Philadelphia 76ers will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season (Monday night vs PHX) as they head to Utah Wednesday night for a matchup with the Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Philly won both matchups vs Utah last season.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Philadelphia 76ers: +114
- Utah Jazz: -134
- Philadelphia 76ers +2: -110
- Utah Jazz -2: -110
- Over 210.5: -110
- Under 210.5: -110
Key Points to Consider
Road Trip: Philly opened their current four-game road trip with a 114-109 loss in Phoenix, their first loss of the season. Joel Embiid will return to the lineup Wednesday night, though, after serving a two-game suspension for the altercation last week vs Minnesota.
X-Factor: We’ll keep an eye on Donovan Mitchell to have a strong performance in this matchup. He’s average close to 26 points on 52% shooting on the season, and he produced relatively well vs Philly last season. In two matchups vs 76ers last season, Mitchell averaged 27 points per game.
Defense: Utah heads into this matchup as the league’s best defensive team, holding opponents to under 96 points per game. They are holding opponents to 91 points per game in the 3 games played in Utah so far.
ATS: Going back to last season, the Jazz are 20-7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 28 games following a loss.
Betting on the Total: AccuScore data would lean on the OVER here. Average combined score in sims is 215.9 points.
Joel Embiid is projected to lead Philadelphia with 23 points on 46% shooting, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block.
Donovan Mitchell is projected to lead Utah with 26 points on 49% shooting, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.
Two-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Thunder cover over 62 percent of simulated matchups. Average margin of victory for Utah in sims is +5.3 points.
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