Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

For the first time since March 11, there will be NBA basketball again. It has been about four and a half months since Utah Jazz’ Rudy Goebert tested positive for COVID-19, and fittingly, it will be the Utah Jazz taking part in the NBA’s restart from Walt Disney World inside of the “NBA bubble.” Tipoff for this one is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET.

On Thursday, the Utah Jazz (41-23) will be taking on the New Orleans Pelicans (28-36). For the Jazz, they come into this one as the fourth seed in the Western Conference, one game ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and a game and a half behind the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz will be looking to make a push in the condensed seeding portion of the regular season to try to improve their stock heading into the postseason.

Taking The Pelicans Despite Laying 2.5

While I think the Jazz can still be a very formidable team, I feel like they are going to miss Bojan Bogdanovic. For a team that was already known for their defense more than their offense, losing that production could be a backbreaker for their long-term outlook for the postseason.

When you take the loss of Bogdanovic coupled with the high-flying young Pelicans team that has a little more to play for at this point, I really like New Orleans in this one. Even though they are the “home team,” there is no homecourt advantage in the bubble. Still, I like the Pelicans to win and cover the 2.5 points in this one.

Joshua Clarke
Teacher by day, sports enthusiast by night, I have been writing about sports for several years now. I love all sports, but my biggest passion is baseball (go Astros!). "I'd be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball." ~ Pete Rose

 

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For the first time since March 11, there will be NBA basketball again. It has been about four and a half months since Utah Jazz’ Rudy Goebert tested positive for COVID-19, and fittingly, it will be the Utah Jazz taking part in the NBA’s restart from Walt Disney World inside of the “NBA bubble.” Tipoff for this one is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET.

On Thursday, the Utah Jazz (41-23) will be taking on the New Orleans Pelicans (28-36). For the Jazz, they come into this one as the fourth seed in the Western Conference, one game ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and a game and a half behind the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz will be looking to make a push in the condensed seeding portion of the regular season to try to improve their stock heading into the postseason.

Taking The Pelicans Despite Laying 2.5

While I think the Jazz can still be a very formidable team, I feel like they are going to miss Bojan Bogdanovic. For a team that was already known for their defense more than their offense, losing that production could be a backbreaker for their long-term outlook for the postseason.

When you take the loss of Bogdanovic coupled with the high-flying young Pelicans team that has a little more to play for at this point, I really like New Orleans in this one. Even though they are the “home team,” there is no homecourt advantage in the bubble. Still, I like the Pelicans to win and cover the 2.5 points in this one.