Utah Jazz is coming off with a 130-110 defeat against Toronto Raptors Sunday evening on the road, while Philadelphia 76ers manged a close win over Indiana Pacers 119-116 at home Saturday night in their last game.
The Raptors took a lead of 40 points at the half against Jazz. Then, the Jazz rebounded emphatically in the third quarter and reduced the deficit to 21 points moving to the fourth, but Siakam and Fred VanVleet again make a strong comeback in the fourth to seal an impressive victory for the Raptors. Utah was led by 20 points from Conley, while Jeff Green added 19, and Donovan Mitchell scored 16.
Despite an impressive form this season, the 76ers haven’t played their best basketball game so far. Despite the 15 points lead in the middle of the second quarter, the Sixers were unable to halt the Pacers’ resurgence and ended up in a tie to 65-65 at the half. Then, the team had three steals from Ben Simmons in the final 13.9 seconds to lead Philadelphia to a 119-116 victory. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 32 points and 11 rebounds in the contest, while Tobias Harris scored 22 points and Ben Simmons added 15 points for Philadelphia.
The Jazz are in a bad shape for the last few weeks and will be hoping to recover asap after losing three of the last four and five of the last nine games. The Sixers, on the other hand, enters into this contest with three wins in a row while improving to 9-0 at home.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Tips
Overall, both teams are in good shape so far in the season and have sitting in the top-6 in their respective league tables. The 76ers are placed fifth in the Eastern Conference with a win-loss record of 14-6, while Jazz sits sixth in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 12-8. Both teams have already met this season on November 6, which ended in Utah win over Philadelphia in Salt Lake City 106-104.
The home advantage, recent form, and players looking in good rhythm makes Philadelphia 76ers favorites for this clash against Utah Jazz. Philadelphia is expected to win this game here with a margin of at-least six points.