Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz 3/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz 3/9/23
Thu 9th March 2023

The Utah Jazz (31-35, 11-22 Away) will be hoping to snap their losing skid when they head to face the Orlando Magic (27-39, 15-18 Home) on Thursday.

Utah lost to the Dallas Mavericks 120-116 at American Airlines Center on Tuesday, their fourth consecutive loss. Lauri Markkanen had a standout performance in the loss with 33 points. The Jazz are 10th in the Western Conference.

Orlando dropped their third in a row at home on Tuesday at Amway Center, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks 134-123. Cole Anthony had 23 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals in defeat, leading the team. The Magic are 13th in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. After winning the only earlier season matchup against Orlando 112-108 at Vivint Arena on January 13, Utah will be seeking a season sweep. Markkanen led the Jazz with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Franz Wagner had 26 points in the loss.

Markkanen is averaging 25.3 points per game to lead the Jazz in scoring this season. Markkanen also has grabbed 8.5 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson is dishing 4.4 assists. Paolo Banchero and Wagner have powered the Magic on offense, averaging 20.0 and 18.8 points per game, respectively.

Banchero has also recorded 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. The Jazz have dominated the last 10 games at Amway Center, winning eight. Utah is looking to avoid a fifth successive road loss this season.

In the last 10 games, Utah is 4-6 with an average margin of -3.2 (114.6-117.8). Orlando has also a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 114.2 points per game on average while scoring only 110.9 (-3.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 21.4 | 14.0 | +7.4
Points per game:
Walker Kessler: 11.5 | 8.4 | +3.1
Jordan Clarkson: 13.5 | 20.8 | -7.3
Rebounds per game:
Walker Kessler: 12.0 | 8.1 | +3.9
Assists per game:
Jordan Clarkson: 9.5 | 4.4 | +5.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bol Bol: 10.2 | 16.5 | -6.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Orlando Magic (-155)

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