Jazz face the Pelicans on 4-game losing streak

New Orleans Pelicans (9-7, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (4-11, 13th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pelicans -1.5; over/under is 233.5

BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to break its four-game slide when the Jazz take on New Orleans.

The Jazz are 4-8 against Western Conference opponents. Utah leads the Western Conference in rebounding, averaging 47.0 boards. Lauri Markkanen leads the Jazz with 8.7 rebounds.

The Pelicans are 7-6 against conference opponents. New Orleans ranks eighth in the NBA scoring 14.9 fast break points per game. CJ McCollum leads the Pelicans averaging 4.0.

The Jazz are shooting 45.5% from the field this season, 0.6 percentage points lower than the 46.1% the Pelicans allow to opponents. The Pelicans’ 47.5% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.0 percentage points lower than the Jazz have given up to their opponents (49.5%).

TOP PERFORMERS: John Collins is averaging 14.7 points and 8.7 rebounds for the Jazz. Markkanen is averaging 23.7 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 13.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Pelicans. Jordan Hawkins is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 2-8, averaging 115.0 points, 46.0 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.5 points per game.

Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 117.0 points, 45.4 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Walker Kessler: day to day (elbow), Lauri Markkanen: day to day (hamstring).

Pelicans: Trey Murphy III: out (knee), CJ McCollum: out (lung), Matt Ryan: out (calf).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.