Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [12/28/2023]

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks  [12/28/2023]

The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz will lock horns in NBA action at Smoothie King Center on Thursday, starting at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Thursday's Jazz vs. Pelicans matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Jazz vs. Pelicans Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Thursday's NBA matchup between the Jazz and Pelicans 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model currently gives the Pelicans a 74% chance of defeating the Jazz, and our predicted final score has the Pelicans winning 122-115.

According to our model, the Jazz (+9) have a 55% chance of covering the spread, while the 239.5-point Over/Under has a 54% chance of going under.

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Jazz vs. Pelicans Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Jazz Pelicans
Spread +9 (-114) -9 (-105)
Moneyline +320 -400
Total o239.5 (-110) u239.5 (-110)
  • The Pelicans are listed as -9 favorites versus the Jazz, with -105 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Jazz (+9) to cover the spread, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -114.
  • BetMGM Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Pelicans at -400. That means you can risk $400 to win $100 for a total payout of $500 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Jazz at +320, where you can bet $100 to profit $320, earning a total payout of $420 if they win.
  • The Over/Under is set at 239.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all the legal sportsbooks available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Jazz vs. Pelicans Picks

By comparing our probabilities to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks to make on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Jazz +9 -114
Moneyline Jazz +320
Total Under 239.5 -110


While the Pelicans are more likely to win the game, betting on the Jazz moneyline is the best option because of the 2.6% edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges published on Dimers is one of the keys to being a profitable bettor in the long run.

Dimers' NBA best bets are based on complex modeling and betting intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Jazz vs. Pelicans Player Props

NBA prop bets are an exciting way to wager on Thursday's Jazz vs. Pelicans game without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We uss the best information available to project how each team's leading players will perform at Smoothie King Center.

Lauri Markkanen is expected to lead the Jazz with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assists, while Zion Williamson is projected to finish with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the Pelicans.

Jazz Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Jazz:

Lauri Markkanen 23 8 1 3
Jordan Clarkson 19 4 5 2
Talen Horton-Tucker 14 4 6 1
Collin Sexton 14 2 4 1
John Collins 11 6 1 1

Pelicans Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Pelicans:

Zion Williamson 31 6 6 0
Brandon Ingram 29 5 8 2
CJ McCollum 21 4 6 3
Trey Murphy 16 3 2 3
Jonas Valanciunas 15 11 3 1

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA trends for today's games.

Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so keep an eye on this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of the Jazz vs. Pelicans on Thursday December 28, 2023.

Jazz vs. Pelicans Game Information

Thursday's game between the Pelicans and Jazz at Smoothie King Center is scheduled to begin at 8:00PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Thursday's Jazz vs. Pelicans contest, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

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