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The Utah Jazz travel to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday evening. Utah enters at 27-8, leading the NBA in winning percentage this season. The Jazz have lost two of the last three games, however, and will be looking to bounce back in this road tilt. The 76ers lead the Eastern Conference with a 23-12 record, and Philadelphia is a blistering 15-3 in its home building.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Jazz as 3.5-point road favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 230 in the latest Jazz vs. Sixers odds. Before you make any Sixers vs. Jazz picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is also up nearly $8,500 on top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it enters Week 11 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 85-52 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Jazz vs. Sixers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Sixers vs. Jazz:
Utah is an elite team on both ends of the floor. Donovan Mitchell leads the offense, averaging 24.4 points per game, and the Jazz are No. 3 in the league in scoring 1.17 points per possessions. Utah leads the NBA in three-point attempts per game (42.8) and they are No. 3 in accuracy, making 39.6 percent. That helps the Jazz to top-four marks in overall shooting efficiency, and Utah is also a top-five team in offensive rebounding, grabbing 29.4 percent of its own missed shots.
On the other end, Rudy Gobert is the league’s top rim protector, averaging 13.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots per game. He keys the No. 3 overall defense in the NBA, giving up fewer than 1.08 points per possession. Utah is No. 2 in the league in assists allowed (22.2 per game) and shooting efficiency allowed, with the No. 1 overall rebound rate (53.0 percent) and the No. 3 mark in free throw rate allowed. That is key against a Philadelphia team that excels in generating free throw attempts.
Philadelphia has a leading MVP candidate in Joel Embiid, with the All-NBA center averaging 29.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season. The matchup between Embiid and Gobert will be pivotal, but Embiid has been virtually unstoppable this season. Ben Simmons adds 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.6 steals, with intriguing defense and a versatile game. The 76ers are a tremendous offensive rebounding team, pulling down almost 29 percent of their own misses.
Finally, Philadelphia should be able to avoid turnovers, as the Jazz are the worst team in the NBA at creating turnovers, forcing a giveaway on only 11.7 percent of possessions. On the other end, Philadelphia is No. 6 in both overall defensive rating and shooting efficiency allowed. The 76ers are also a top-10 team in steals, blocks and overall turnover creation this season.
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting both teams to combine for 237 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can get that pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Jazz vs. Sixers? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that on an 85-52 roll on NBA picks.
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