Philadelphia vs Utah: prediction for the NBA match
The return of Joel Embiid helped Philadelphia to put an end to their string of defeats, but Sixers are not looking so great. Doc Rivers' men are winning matches, but their victories were not so confident. For example, they beat Charlotte by only a few points and beat Atlanta by only a 98:96 score.
Nonetheless, those victories ended the downfall of Pennsylvania team. 76ers are currently at the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference and will be enough to advance into the playoffs.
Utah put up a string of five consecutive victories. Everything started with a home victory over New Orleans (127:105). After that victories over Portland (129:107) and Boston (137:130). After that Quin Snyder's men recorded away victories over Cleveland (109:108) and Minnesota (136:104).
We should note that the Jazzmen changed the strategy in recent matches. Now they are not counting on their defense too much. They are starting to play offensively, so their recent matches were high-scoring.
In 3 out of 4 most recent matches Sixers failed to win the first quarter
In 3 out of 4 most recent home matches Sixers managed to beat that total
Philadelphia should be able to record a victory in this match. Sixers are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. They lost many recent matches due to Joel Embiid's absence. After the return of Cameroonian player into the squad Rivers' men will have more chances for a success. We offer to place a bet on the hosts. In the previous head-to-head match at home they put up a good performance against Utah.
Our prediction - Philadelphia to win (Including OT)
Utah played offensively in recent matches. Now it is not a problem for the Jazzmen to score more than 110 points. Taking that into account, we are expecting a high-scoring game. We think that opponents will beat the total of 215,5 points.
Our second bet is on total over 215,5 points