Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz Prediction, Injury Pacers, Starting 5s, Betting Odds & Spreads: December 2| 2022-23 NBA Season

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Utah to host Indiana on Friday

The Indiana Pacers are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference after a series of victories, but lost in their last outing against the Sacramento Kings, 137-114.

Jalen Smith led the Pacers by scoring 22 points, along with Buddy Hield, who scored 17 in a losing cause. However, it was Bennedict Mathurin who came off the bench to score 22 points for the Pacers. They were on a seven-game winning streak that helped them climb among the top teams in the East. They will now take on the Utah Jazz, who are seventh in the Western Conference with an overall record of 13-11.

They are coming off a win in their last encounter against the Los Angeles Clippers, 125-112, where Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson came out as top scorers with 23 and 33 points, respectively. Markkanen is averaging 22.2 points per game along with 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz: Match Details

Fixture: Indiana Pacers @ Utah Jazz

Date & Time: Friday, December 2, 9:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz: Injury Report

Daniel Theis will be missing for the Pacers due to a knee problem that will keep him out indefinitely. Chris Duarte is also out due to an ankle sprain. Tyrese Haliburton and Jalen Smith are questionable for tonight's game as well.

Johnny Juzang is questionable for tonight's game due to a wrist problem and Rudy Gay is out due to a hand injury. Mike Colney is out until mid-December with a leg injury.

Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz: Injury List

Tyrese Haliburton Indiana PacersQuestionableGroin
Jalen SmithIndiana PacersQuestionableFace
Daniel TheisIndiana PacersOutKnee
Chris DuarteIndiana PacersOutAnkle
Johnny JuzangUtah JazzQuestionableWrist
Rudy GayUtah JazzOutHand
Mike ConleyUtah JazzOutLeg

Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz: Betting Odds

Indiana Pacers+185+4.5 (-110)O 239 (-110)
Utah Jazz-165-4.5 (-110)U 239 (-110)

Indiana vs. Utah: Starting 5s

Pacers: F Buddy Heild, F Jalen Smith, C Myles Turner, G Andrew Nembhard, G Tyrese Haliburton

Jazz: F Lauri Markkanen, F Kelly Olynyk, C Jarred Vanderbilt, G Jordan Clarkson, G Colin Sexton

Pacers vs. Jazz: Betting Prediction

The Pacers have a 6-4 advantage over the Jazz in their last 10 encounters. They have won the previous two meetings, which gives them the upper hand. The last game went over the total mark. Both teams have been offensively solid this season.

The Pacers are scoring 115.6 points per game, which ranks 8th in the league, whereas the Jazz are scoring 117.0 points, which ranks 5th in the league. However, the Jazz have a home advantage and are slight favorites to win the game.

Final Prediction: Total Over 239 (-110)

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Edited by Gaelin Leif