Pacers vs Jazz NBA Odds, Picks and Predictions April 16

Updated: April 15, 2021

Utah’s Rudy Gobert will be able to dominate the game for the Jazz against the Pacers’ All-Star Domantas Sabonis.

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A Friday matinee in NBA betting will see the struggling Indiana Pacers head to the NBA’s most difficult venue, against the excellent Utah Jazz. 

Can Indiana pick up a second consecutive win as they look to stay above the line in a tight play-in race? Find out in our free NBA picks and predictions for Pacers vs. Jazz on April 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Pacers vs Jazz odds

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The line opened at Jazz -9.5, with the total at 235. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Pacers: Doug McDermott SF (Questionable), Myles Turner C (Out), T.J. Warren (Out).
Jazz: Joe Ingles SF (Questionable), Jordan Clarkson PG (Questionable), Udoka Azubuike C (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The Jazz are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games. Find more NBA betting trends for Pacers vs. Jazz.

Against the spread (ATS) pick

Indiana is currently ninth in the Eastern Conference, four games up on the 10th place Bulls and five on the 11th place Raptors. For as competitive as the backend of the east is, the Pacers’ place in the play-in tournament should be safe, especially with Chicago set to miss All-Star Zach LaVine for several games.

For its part, Indiana has played well without Defensive Player of the Year candidate Myles Turner, who has missed the last five games. Over that stretch, the Pacers are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS — albeit against a weak run of teams, as they have faced the Wolves, Magic, Grizzlies, Clippers and Rockets. 

Though Utah has slowed down from its historic start, it has maintained a very high level of play. At 7-3 SU over their last 10 games (though just 4-6 ATS in that stretch), the Jazz have extended their lead atop the Western Conference, with the Suns and Clippers trying to keep pace. 

Both of the Jazz’s super subs, Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles, missed their last game and are questionable for this one. While that depth hit would never be ideal, Utah shouldn’t miss Clarkson’s role as a microwave scorer or Ingles’ knock-down shooting in a matchup against a Pacers defense missing an elite rim protector in Turner. Indiana’s defense is middling even when Turner is healthy — without him, Utah’s ball movement and offensive efficiency should allow it to handle this one with ease.

PREDICTION: Jazz -9.5 (-110)

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Over/Under pick

We get a fairly high total for this one, with Utah’s elite offense coming together against a good-not-great Pacers offense. Utah’s 26-28-1 O/U mark on the season is more a reflection of its excellent defense than any issues scoring, and that will again be the case here as the Over/Under will come down to Indiana’s offense.

Everything the Pacers do on the offensive end surrounds Domantas Sabonis, who averages the second-most touches per game in the NBA. Sabonis works from the elbow as a facilitator, initiator and scorer. However, for all his faults, Rudy Gobert will be able to make life difficult for Sabonis in this one, with the length to disrupt passes, the intelligence to stay active in pick-and-rolls and with enough strength to not allow Sabonis to post him up.

In their first matchup, in February, Gobert limited Sabonis to just two assists and nine rebounds, with 20 points on 37 percent shooting before fouling out— a departure from Sabonis’ season averages of six assists and 11.5 rebounds per night with 19.9 points on 52 percent shooting.

With Indiana’s offensive hub in a tough matchup, we cannot count on the Pacers to do their part. 

PREDICTION: Under 235 (-110)

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Pacers vs Jazz betting card

  • Jazz -9.5 (-110)
  • Under 235 (-110)
    Picks made on 04/15/2021 at 6:30 p.m. ET. 

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