Against the Spread Pick
No team is doing more damage than the Jazz right now. They have won 10 in a row and covered all but one of those. They just won at Brooklyn and a trip down to the Big Easy should not be much more difficult. Mike Conley is still out indefinitely and the way the team has been playing without him there is no reason to rush him back. Joe Ingles takes his spot in the lineup but is not really a point guard. He can handle and distribute a little but his best skill is shooting, making them much better offensively. The word keeps changing on top pick Zion Williamson, we are close but I am not expecting him to suit up just yet. It will be interesting to see his impact but I can tell you for sure that not having Jrue Holiday is going to affect this team. They might have won their last game but Detroit is on life support now. Utah is rolling, take the Jazz on the road.
Over Under Pick
Even with a shorthanded lineup the Pelicans scored 117 points against the Piston. Things are not going to look much better in terms of injuries but the defense of the opponent is significantly better. The Pels have played nine overs in a row but that streak stop here. Take the under.