Predict the Score: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz

0-8 stands the record of the Utah Jazz and tonight’s game might be the last game the Jazz can win before they play Phoenix at the end of November.  If they don’t win tonight they could easily start out 0-16 as their next 7 games are against playoff teams or on the road.

The standings for predict the score and a jazz prize to be announced all-star weekend is as follows:

Josh Haslam 17 points

King Jackson 10 points

Steven Jaynes 8 points

Cody Powers 7 points

Tyson Newman 6 points

Olivier Batiste 3 points

Chase Anderson 3 points

Buckle Up Jazz  1 point

Robby Barlow 1 point

Luke McDermott Jr. 1 point

*Again every point equals a raffle ticket to be drawn out at the end of the season. PS  I can’t win but for pride purposes I can still say I dominated.

The Pelicans are on a back-to-back after getting thrashed by the Lakers last night.  If you missed it Xavier Henry had the dunk of the year so far last night.  Here it is:

The Jazz waived Jamaal after the Denver loss and will be with only John Lucas III at point with Alec Burks playing a majority of the minutes.  Anthony Davis has come in as probably the most improved player to this point in the season and the Pelicans will be looking for their 4th win of the season.

The Jazz need to find a way to keep Hayward aggressive in the second half as every game has been the same way lately.  The Jazz at home have a +4.7 point differential after the first quarter but a league worst -6.2 point 3rd quarter.  If the Jazz are going to win tonight they are going to have to bring the intensity in the second half of games to match their opponent.  I believe the Jazz will do this tonight and get their first and possibly only win til the last couple days of November.

My prediction: New Orleans Pelicans 87 Utah Jazz 106

 

 

Topics: New Orleans Pelicans, Predict, Utah Jazz

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  • Buckle Up Jazz

    Jazz 97
    Pelicans 89

  • Tyson Newman

    Jazz 93 Pelicans 91

  • Cody Powers

    Pelicans 97 Jazz 85

  • Vince Beaver

    Jazz 97 – Pelicans 90

    • Josh Haslam

      3rd place – 1 point

  • Steven Jaynes

    Couldn’t predict the score last night because I decided I was going to go to the game early on in the day, which meant rushing to get my work finished and heading downtown. I have to say the first half seemed to be like the whole season all over again. except Hayward wasn’t doing his usual first half damage. Garrett came in and made an immediate impact and then Tyrone did a Corbin and put no impact Lucas back in again. I swear I was ready to leave the stadium right there and then. Then something happened that I have been waiting for all season long, people actually starting hitting shots. I have been waiting for the Jazz to punish some team like they did the Pelicans last night. Although when Jefferson, Hayward, and Marvin starting to click on the floor I half expected Corbin to put Kanter back in. I like Kanter’s offensive game but right now, he is giving up almost as many points as he’s scoring. Throwing your arms straight up in the air doesn’t stop opposing players from penetrating. I think the boy could be a good defender someday but for now players know what to expect from him. What was good about the Jefferson, Williams, Hayward, and Favors group, wasn’t just the scoring but the stops. Although 38 points in the 4th – wow.

    If the Jazz aim to score a minimum of 20 points a quarter they should give themselves a chance to win games. Scoring 8′s, 11′s and 14′s just makes the game all the more difficult than it already is.

    • Josh Haslam

      well said