5:05 pm
December 15

Jazz @ Magic

Who will WIN this matchup?

Utah Jazz (14-15)

@ Orlando Magic (13-15)


Current odds:

Utah Jazz: (-260)

Orlando Magic: (+210)


The line for the game is Utah by 6 points.

Center Nikola Vucevic scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter on Thursday and is averaging 20.8 points and 11.5 rebounds. “I think since coach (Clifford) came in, he’s done a great job of putting me in positions on the court,” Vucevic told reporters. “The way we play, I get a lot of rolls and a lot of pops. The way we play this year really fits my game to show my skill set. I just want to stay aggressive. Most importantly, me playing well helps the team win. When you don’t win it doesn’t mean as much. We’ve been able to play better this season and hopefully we can keep it up.” Vucevic’s play is making up for power forward Aaron Gordon, who is 6-of-26 from the floor over the last two games.

Kyle Korver is fitting in nicely in his second stint with Utah and knocked down 4-of-5 from beyond the arc en route to 16 points off the bench against the Heat. “With Kyle having been with us for just a little while, we’re still trying to figure out rotations and guys getting connected,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder told reporters. “That group was as connected tonight as I’ve seen our bench. They were looking for each other, and it was good to see that they connected and shared the ball.” Korver is averaging 8.7 points while shooting 43.6 percent from 3-point range in seven games since joining the team in a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Utah took the last four in the series by an average of 18.5 points.

StreakSmarter Pick
Utah Jazz