Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/11/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Thursday, November 11, 2021
Venue:  Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Where to Watch:  Sportsnet RM

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Pacers +9, Jazz -9; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Pacers +9, Jazz -9; Over/Under:  219.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Pacers +9.5, Jazz -9.5; Over/Under:  219.5 points
 

Season Record

Indiana Pacers:  4-7 (4th place, Central Division)
Utah Jazz:  8-3 (1st place, Northwest Division)
 
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Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Indiana Pacers:  4-6 last 10
Utah Jazz:  7-3 last 10
 
 
 

Indiana Pacers Analysis

The Pacers are coming into this game with a 4-7 record overall and they are 1-5 in their road games this NBA season where they will be in this game. They have won 3 of their last 4 games with the loss coming against the Portland Trail Blazers while their 3 wins in that span came against the San Antonio Spurs, the New York Knicks, and the Sacramento Kings in their last game. Caris LeVert led the team in points in that game with 22 while T.J. McConnell was next on the team with 18 points. McConnell led the team in assists in that game with 4 while Myles Turner led the team in rebounds with 15. Their shooting was not the greatest as they were 44.6% from the field, 24% with their 3-pointers, and 77.8% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 109.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 109.5 PPG against them. The Pacers have an ATS record of 6-5 this season and their O/U record is 4-7.
 
 

Utah Jazz Analysis

The Jazz are coming into this game with an 8-3 record overall and they are 4-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a win in their last game which snapped a 2 game losing streak that they were on. Their 2 losses came against the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic while their 1 win came against the Atlanta Hawks in their last game. Donovan Mitchell led the team in points in that game with 27 while Bojan Bogdanovich was next on the team with 18 points. Mike Conley led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Rudy Gobert led the team in rebounds with 14. Their shooting was good in that game as they were 50.6% from the field, 39.5% with their 3-pointers, and 81.3% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 111.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 102.2 PPG against them. The Jazz have an ATS record of 7-4 this season and their O/U record is 3-8.
 
 

 

Pacers vs Jazz Prediction

The Jazz are coming into this game as a 9 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Jazz played much better in their last game since going on that 2 game losing streak. The Pacers have been playing well in their recent games but they are now going up against one of the best teams in the NBA. The Jazz should be pretty healthy for this game and when both Mitchell and Conley are on the floor together, they are almost an unstoppable team. The best bet to place in this game is on the Jazz to cover the spread here as their team is much more talented and will be able to smash the Pacers here at home for them.
 
Pacers Jazz Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Thursday, November 11, 2021 (9:00 pm ET start time) is Jazz 119 Pacers 104.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Indiana Pacers: 1049-1065 O/U in all games. 144-168 O/U in November games. 342-353 O/U in the first half of the season. 284-290 O/U when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days. 
Utah Jazz: 1042-1073 O/U in all games. 91-111 O/U as a home underdog. 491-558 O/U in home games. 349-356 O/U in the first half of the season. 344-366 O/U after a non-conference game.
 

Key Injuries

 
Indiana Pacers:  M. Brogdon (SG) Prob Wed - Illness. T. Warren (SF) Late Dec - Foot injury. I. Jackson (PF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
Utah Jazz:  E. Hughes (PG) Ques Thurs - Illness. R. Gay (SF) Out indefinitely - Foot injury. M. Oni (SG) Out indefinitely - Illness.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"All together, not just down the stretch, we really followed the game plan. We kind of slowed the game down a little bit and anchored to our defense. It paid dividends for us." - Caris LeVert on their win against the Kings on Saturday night.
 
 
"It's less about running the team and managing the game as it is making the right play. He's capable of doing a lot of things on the court whether he's off the ball or he's handling the ball." Quin Snyder on Donovan Mitchell after their win against the Hawks on Tuesday night.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Indiana Pacers
PG    Malcolm Brogdon
SG    Chris Duarte
SF    Caris LeVert
PF    Domantas Sabonis
C    Myles Turner
 
Utah Jazz
PG     Mike Conley
SG     Donovan Mitchell
SF     Bojan Bogdanovic
PF     Royce O’Neale
C     Rudy Gobert
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Indiana Pacers
PPG: M. Brogdon (22.3)
APG: M. Brogdon (7)
Reb/G: D. Sabonis (10.9)
 
Utah Jazz
PPG: D. Mitchell (25.9)
APG: D. Mitchell (5.3)
Reb/G: R. Gobert (15.9)
 
Coaches:
Indiana Pacers: Rick Carlisle (1st season)
Utah Jazz: Quin Snyder (8th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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