Trends Lean Toward Picking Under as Jazz Host Tired Pacers

Pacers Jazz

Jordan Sharp

Monday, January 15, 2018 5:32 PM UTC

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 5:32 PM UTC

The Pacers complete a back-to-back by visiting the Jazz on Monday night, and both teams will be without key players. How will that affect your NBA picks?

Monday NBA: Pacers vs. Jazz

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Free NBA Pick: Under 207Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

Indiana is 5-3 cashing the over on the second night of a back-to-back this season, but playing on the road against the Jazz is not your typical game played on no rest. However, even though Indiana has been better at cashing the over on no rest, recently the under has been the better play overall. Indiana is 13-6-1 cashing the under over their last 20 games, and on the road during that stretch the under is 4-2.

The Pacers' defense has gotten better recently, allowing only 97.6 points per game over their last five, but they will be missing big man Myles Turner again tonight.

On the other side, the Jazz have one of the best home-court advantages in the NBA. Even without Rudy Gobert, the Jazz defense has been great at home with a defensive rating of 99.0, which is tops in the league. The Jazz, -4 home favorites on the NBA odds board, are 13-7 cashing the under at home, and 8-3 cashing the under in their last 11 games. With the Pacers’ starters potentially still tired despite not playing a full four quarters Sunday night, that could hurt their offense.

Other factors to consider with your NBA picks, the Pacers play a little slower on the road than at home, and they are 10-4 cashing the under against Western Conference opponents.

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