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
Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz: Betting Odds
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.