Pelicans and Brandon Ingram will host Jazz at Smoothie King Center. The Pels are coming off a 117-110 home win over the Detroit Pistons. Nicolo Melli contributed 20 points (7-of-11 shooting). Jahlil Okafor contributed 25 points (11-of-21 from the field), 5 assists and 6 offensive rebounds.
The Jazz is coming off a 118-107 home win over the Brooklyn Nets. Joe Ingles contributed 27 points (10-of-14 from the field) and 6 threes made.
Will Nicolo Melli replicate his monstrous 20 point performance in last games win over the Pistons? This season the Pels lost all of the 2 head-to-head matchups between the teams. The Jazz has outscored 2 times out of the previous 2 matchups between the teams.
The Jazz will attempt to keep their momentum going having won 5 out of their last 5 games. Both are expected to be mostly healthy. The Pelicans are much better at passing than the Jazz; the Pelicans rank No. 9 in assists, while the Jazz rank just No. 25.
The Jazz is coming off a back-to-back, whereas the Pels had a day to rest. The Pels will be playing at home vs LAC, away vs MEM, home vs SAS. Get all the Pelicans tickets at TickPick, where smart fans buy tickets. Tickets start at 3 dollars to New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz at Smoothie King Center.