Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 4

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 04, 2022, 5:45 PM
  • The Jazz (36-22) are -4.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 224.5 points
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSNO & SportsNet RM

The Utah Jazz visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in New Orleans.

The Jazz are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -4.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Jazz are 27-33 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 31-30 against the spread.

The Jazz vs Pelicans Over/Under is 224.5 total points for the game.


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Jazz vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Utah Jazz-4.5 -110O 224.5 -115-190
New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -110U 224.5 -115155

Against the spread this NBA season, the Jazz have gone:

  • 27-33 against the Spread (-9.3 Units / -13.87% ROI)
  • 39-22 against the Moneyline (-36.75 Units / -13.53% ROI)
  • 30-30 against the Over for game total points (-3 Units / -4.47% ROI)
  • 30-30 against the Under for game total points (-3 Units / -4.47% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 1H Moneyline in 28 of their last 42 games (+8.99 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 2Q Spread in 19 of their last 30 games (+8.00 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 24 of their last 40 games (+7.43 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 20 games (+7.37 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the Moneyline in 9 of their last 10 games (+7.35 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 28 of their last 53 games (-21.67 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the 1Q Spread in 20 of their last 54 games (-16.54 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the Spread in 23 of their last 57 games (-13.30 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 51 games (-11.95 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 16 of their last 42 games (-11.13 Units / -24% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 31-30 against the Spread (-2.05 Units / -3% ROI)
  • 26-36 against the Moneyline (+2.05 Units / 2.69% ROI)
  • 25-37 against the Over for game total points (-15.65 Units / -22.96% ROI)
  • 37-25 against the Under for game total points (+9.5 Units / 13.92% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the Moneyline in 23 of their last 43 games (+13.90 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 25 of their last 36 games (+12.93 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 38 of their last 62 games (+12.83 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 37 of their last 60 games (+12.66 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 34 games (+11.94 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 23 of their last 62 games (-18.55 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 60 games (-18.43 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Game Total Over in 25 of their last 62 games (-15.65 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 10 of their last 34 games (-15.33 Units / -41% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 43 games (-14.51 Units / -30% ROI)

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Utah Jazz: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Jazz were 26-4 (.867) when shooting 40% or better from three last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .716

The Jazz were 18-2 (.900) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .503

The Jazz were 17-6 (.739) when allowing 15 or more second chance points last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .450

The Jazz are 48-16 (.750) when shooting 80% or better from the free throw line since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .558

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Utah Jazz

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Jazz - Friday's Game, Mar. 04

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Williamson suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot injury. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Jared Butler (Jazz): The Jazz have listed Butler as QUESTIONABLE for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Pelicans.

Utah Jazz Offensive Stats & Trends

The Jazz have averaged 114.8 points per game (5,164 points/45 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

The Jazz have made 14.9 three-pointers per game this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Jazz have made 16.0 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.5

The Jazz made 16.7 three-pointers per game last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.7

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Utah Jazz Defensive Stats & Trends

The Jazz averaged 37.6 defensive rebounds per game (2,709 rebounds/72 games) last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Jazz have averaged 37.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,342 rebounds/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Jazz averaged 6.6 steals per game (474 steals/72 games) last season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.5

The Jazz have averaged 6.7 steals per game (786 steals/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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