NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76’ers vs. Utah Jazz – Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

by Ayden Fahlstrom | December 1, 2019 |

The Utah Jazz will travel to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in the second of a back-to-back where they were trounced in the first leg by the Toronto Raptors.  The Sixers are coming off a close win Saturday against the Indiana Pacers.

Jazz Look to Get Back on Track

The Utah Jazz come into play with a 12-8 record after taking one on the chin Sunday at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.  The Raptors beat the Jazz 130-110 to hand the Jazz their worst loss of the season. 

The loss was Utah’s third loss in four games of the five-game road trip.  Mike Conley scored 20 points to lead the Jazz, who jumped out to an early lead before Toronto went on a 23-2 run. 

Rudy Gobert added 12 points and 11 rebounds.  Jeff Green scored a season-high 19 points and Donovan Mitchell scored 16, which is nearly 10 points below his season average. 

Utah had problems hanging onto the ball again, committing seven turnovers in the first quarter leading to 13 Raptor points.  Utah finished with 18 turnovers for the game.  Utah allowed an astounding 77 points in the first half. 

Mitchell leads the team in scoring.  He is averaging 25.3 points per game.  Bojan Bogdanovic averages 22.1 points per game.  Gobert is averaging a double-double with 13.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game. 

Sixers Look to Stay Hot

The Philadelphia 76ers come into play with a 14-6 record and are winners of seven of their last eight games.  They defeated the Indiana Pacers 119-116 Saturday night.  Ben Simmons stole the game, literally, for the Sixers as he got three steals in the final 13.9 seconds to seal the victory. 

Simmons finished with 15 points, 13 assists, six rebounds, and four steals in the win.  The Pacers led 114-113 with 13.9 seconds to play when Simmons went to work. 

His first steal led to a breakaway dunk by Tobias Harris.  Joel Embiid also went to work for the Sixers, scoring 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.  He was also 15-15 from the free throw line. 

In three games since being held scoreless for the first time in his career, Embiid is averaging 30.7 points and 14.7 rebounds, and he has made 40 of 44 free throws.  Harris scored 22 points for the Sixers, who improved to 9-0 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Josh Richardson missed his second straight game with a right hamstring strain, but has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Monday. 

For the season, Embiid leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 22.8 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.  Simmons is averaging 12.9 points and 8.4 assists per game. 

Harris is second on the team in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game.  He is also hauling down 7.1 rebounds per game.

Betting Lines and Predictions

MyBookie has a moneyline on the game of Philadelphia -210.  The Sixers are favored by five points and the over/under is 222.  The Jazz are going into the toughest arena to win, as the Sixers are 9-0 at home. 

They are also having trouble with turnovers.  With this being said, take the Sixers in this one.

Spooky Express Free Play – Philadelphia 76'ers -5

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