Philadelphia 76ers To COVER (-5.5) vs. Utah Jazz (-110)
These two teams are certainly heading in different directions right now. While both of them sit within their conference’s respective playoff pictures, the Philadelphia 76ers are 14-6 and have won four of their last five. On the other hand, the Jazz started off hot but have lost three of four, including an embarrassing blowout loss to the Raptors yesterday. They were down by 40 points at halftime and ended up losing by 20. It wasn’t pretty.
As for tonight’s contest, I’m going with the Sixers to cover a 5.5-point spread at home. Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS and 4-1 straight-up versus the Jazz over the last three seasons, so they’ve definitely have Utah’s number. In fact, Utah hasn’t been a great cover team this season, as they are tied with the Bulls for fourth-worst in the category for 2019. They are 4-7 ATS on the road, 2-4 ATS as an underdog and 1-4 ATS as a road underdog. Go with Joel Embiid and the boys at home in the city of brotherly love tonight.