By Bill Speros | | 2 mins
Follow Jazz-Sixers Play Live Monday on Nate Duncan’s NBACast
The Philadelphia 76ers will face a strong Western Conference test Monday night when the Utah Jazz make their annual visit to Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers are 9-0 at home this season and will be seeking their fourth-straight victory. The line at William Hill has the host 76ers installed as 5.5-point favorites and -220 on the moneyline. The Jazz are +190 off an over/under of 208.5 points.
NBA fans and bettors can follow the action starting at 7 p.m. via the NBACast, hosted by NBA experts Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. Duncan and Leroux offer live, in-game analysis, up-to-the second breakout stats and – as always – take your questions. The NBACast is sponsored by bookies.com.
The game will also air on NBATV and NBC Sports Philadelphia, which will feature its “Bet Cast” for the second time this season.
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Joel Embiid powered the Sixers to a 119-116 victory over Indiana Saturday with 32 points, 11 rebounds and by going 15-of-15 from the free-throw line.
The Jazz are playing on the second day of a back-to-back. It began with a 130-110 trouncing Sunday night against the NBA champion Raptors in Toronto. The Jazz trailed by 40 points – 77-37 – at the half. It was their largest halftime deficit in franchise history. Utah’s current five-game trip has featured three losses in four games.
Jazz head coach Quin Snyder benched his starters about halfway through the fourth quarter Sunday. Thus, they should be bit more rested and ready for the road-trip finale at Philadelphia Monday night.
The Jazz beat the Sixers in their earlier matchup this season 106-104 in Utah on Nov. 6. Each of the last four games played by the Jazz against Eastern Conference teams have gone over the total. But the Sixers have failed to cover the spread in their past four games.
The Sixers sit 18th in the NBA with 108.9 ppg., while the Jazz are 23rd with 106.8.