When: 10:00 PM EST, January 21, 2021
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Point Spread: Jazz -7.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 216.5
New Orleans Pelicans
Road Record: 3-5
Home Record: 3-2
New Orleans Pelicans Vs Utah Jazz Game Day Preview
Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Donovan’s performance overshadowed another huge offensive outing by Zion Williamson. However, Zion and his New Orleans Pelicans are back in Utah with and opportunity for revenge tonight.
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson notched a second-straight 30-point game for the first time in his NBA career, but his 32 points weren’t nearly enough to overcome Utah’s long-distance shooting spree that saw six different Jazz players drain multiple 3-pointers.
“We couldn’t stop them on anything,” New Orleans coach Stan Van Gundy said after Utah connected on 15 more 3-pointers than his squad, which hit 6 of 26. “Obviously what stands out is the 21 3s, but they also didn’t have any trouble getting to the rim. So, you know, they got whatever they wanted. We didn’t take anything away from them.”
If the Pelicans hope to reverse tonight outcome, they need to get better on the defensive side of the ball. And they should do it fast!
As demonstrated this past Tuesday, the Utah Jazz are shooting and relying on long 3-pointers more than ever! In the game against the Pelicans, the Jazz sunk 21 3 pointers in the teams victory.
“The biggest thing is we’re shooting our shots,” said Donovan Mitchell, whose team has won six straight in part because of the long-ball trend. “We’re not passing up 3s.”
The NBA version of the long ball is happening frequently with the Jazz. The have drained 20 or more 3 point shots 4 times in their past 6 games. Expect more long range jumpers from Donovan Mitchell and his firing squad tonight.
Pelicans Vs Jazz Facts
- Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Jazz are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Pelicans are 7-15-3 ATS in the last 25 meetings in Utah.
New Orleans Pelicans Vs Utah Jazz Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Pelicans 105 Jazz 115
- 10 PT Pick: Rudy Gobert OVER 16.5 PTS
- 9 PT Pick: Mike Conley OVER 5.5 Assists
- 8 PT Pick: Zion Williamson OVER 27.5 PTS