Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Dec. 2

Indiana Pacers, TJ McConnell, Jordan Clarkson - Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers, TJ McConnell, Jordan Clarkson - Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports /

The Indiana Pacers failed to sustain their momentum on Wednesday night, falling to the Sacramento Kings, 137-114, in a highly anticipated matchup on the road that saw the visitors trail for almost the entire game. This marks the second loss for the team in three outings so far in their current road trip.

Now, the Pacers head Northwest to take on a Utah Jazz team that has cooled down after their fiery start to the season. However, the team doesn’t have the luxury to be complacent, as the hosts trot out one of the best offenses in the league.

The Pacers swept the season series last season, winning both games against the Jazz. Indiana leads the all-time series, 48-46, though both teams have also split their last six head-to-head matchups.

12-9. 13-11. 118. UTA -4.5. 100. Bally Sports Indiana. Friday, Dec 2. 9 PM EST

Indiana Pacers: 13th (ORtg), 17th (DRtg), 3rd (Pace), 16th (NRtg)
Utah Jazz: 5th (ORtg), 26th (DRtg), 15th (Pace), 9th (NRtg)

Pacers vs Jazz Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Utah as -4.5 favorites at home against visiting Indiana. The Jazz stand as -180 money line favorites while the Pacers are currently +152 money line underdogs.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 238.0. The oddsmakers are expecting a very high-scoring affair between both teams.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Buddy Hield

PF: Jalen Smith

C: Myles Turner

SG: Andrew Nembhard

PG: Tyrese Haliburton

Pacers Injury Report

Daniel Theis (knee) and Chris Duarte (ankle) will both remain out against Utah. Meanwhile, Tyrese Haliburton (groin) is listed as a game-time decision.

Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz Prediction

The Pacers cannot afford to have another slow start against an offensively lethal team like the Jazz, especially on the road. While Utah has been slumping lately, their defense is to blame, as their scoring attack remained strong. Indiana has to play much better on the less glamorous end of the floor than they did against the Kings, as engaging the Jazz in a shootout may not favor the visitors too much. However, expect the Pacers to come out swinging and avoid yet another losing streak.

Pacers 122, Jazz 117

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Friday’s contest will be available on Bally Sports Indiana and will tip off at 9 PM EST.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

The Pacers take on the slumping Blazers and the defending champs Warriors on a back-to-back. Another meeting with Minnesota follows suit to conclude their road trip before heading home to host the Wizards.

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Dec. 04 @ Portland

Dec. 05 @ Golden State

Dec. 07 @ Minnesota

Dec. 09 vs Washington

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.