Here is all the information you need for the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz.
After what seems like an eternity, we are finally ready for some meaningful New Orleans Pelicans‘ basketball.
The Pelicans take on the Utah Jazz in the first game of the NBA restart, and it should be a good one, as these two teams have already had some battles this year and are evenly matched.
The Pelicans rolled through their three scrimmages while playing fast, loose and confident basketball.
Brandon Ingram looked ready to go and must be licking his chops to get another shot at the Jazz, who were victims of his career-high 49 points earlier this season.
Let’s take a look at the important information for the first real game in the bubble.
Here are the betting odds, best DFS bets and how to watch the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz.
Tip-off: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans, AT&T Sportsnet-Rocky Mountain, TSN
Radio: ESPN 100.3FM, KZNS-FM/AM
Streams: FUBO.TV and NBA League Pass
Last time out: Pelicans (28–36) beat Minnesota 120-107 on March 8th; Jazz (41-23) lost to the Raptors 101-92 on March 9th.
Line: Pelicans -2.5
Moneylines: Clippers -110; Pelicans +185 (this varied)
ATS: Pelicans 32-28-3; Jazz 30-32-2
OV/UN: Pelicans 34-28-1; Jazz 33-31
*All lines and betting information provided by The Action Network.
The official injury report has not been released but the New Orleans Pelicans will be without Darius Miller and the Utah Jazz will be missing starting small forward Bojan Bogdanovic.
Miller was very unlikely to play even if he were healthy, so his loss is not significant for the Pels, but the Jazz will definitely missed Bogdanovic, who absolutely lit the Pelicans up this season.
Expect the Pels to try and take advantage of his absence with a heavy dose of Ingram and Zion Williamson.
Best Fantasy Sports Bets
Brandon Ingram has torched the Jazz this season, and they will be shorthanded, so he is the best bet to blow up for the Pelicans. He costs $8.3k, but should fill out the stat sheet.
Zion Williamson is still officially listed as questionable, but he is expected to play and is great value at only $7.5k, though he might be on a minutes’ restriction after missing all three scrimmages.
If you are looking for a value play, look no further than J.J. Redick at $3.6k or Nicolo Melli at $4.0k. Redick caught fire and had a 20 point quarter against the Bucks, and Melli is sure to get a ton of open looks from long-range. One of these two will likely lead the bench in scoring.
The Pelicans tend to let up a lot of points in the paint, and Rudy Gobert has had big games against them in the past, so he’s the obvious choice at $7.1k.
Donovan Mitchell had some big games against the Pels as well, though could find himself facing Jrue Holiday a lot more often, which could lower his stats. With Bogdanovic out, Ingles will get more looks but he is not a great value at $5.7k unless you have a lot of faith.