Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert dunks over Portland on Christmas Day, 2018.
Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert dunks over Portland on Christmas Day, 2018.|Associated Press
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NBA: 76ers (+5) @ Jazz - Thursday, 10:35 pm (TNT) 

Philadelphia has a tough trip west after a Scrooge-like game against Boston.

Greg Frank

Greg Frank

Pick: Jazz -5

This is a bad spot for the Sixers. After a tough overtime loss in Boston on Christmas Day, they now have to head west to a tough place to play. While Utah has only played 14 games on its home floor so far, the Jazz went 28-13 at home last season and just blew out Portland at home in a Christmas game of their own. The Sixers have been a mess on the road at 5-11 ATS and 6-10 SU in 16 away games this season. Philly will have to speed this game up and win a high-scoring affair as the Jazz sit at fifth in the NBA in opponent points per game while the Sixers are 23rd in that same category. We like Utah to play on its pace on its home floor and cover the five.

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