February 6, 2023

Who’s Playing

Philadelphia @ Utah

Current Records: Philadelphia 25-16; Utah 22-23

What to Know

This Saturday, the Utah Jazz are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 116.64 points per contest. They are getting right back to it as they host the Philadelphia 76ers at 9 p.m. ET Jan. 14 at Vivint Arena. Utah should still be riding high after a win, while Philadelphia will be looking to get back in the win column.

On Friday, the Jazz narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the Orlando Magic 112-108. Utah relied on the efforts of small forward Lauri Markkanen, who posted a double-double on 28 points and 12 rebounds, and center Walker Kessler, who had 13 points in addition to nine boards and seven blocks.

Meanwhile, the Sixers ended up a good deal behind the Oklahoma City Thunder when they played on Thursday, losing 133-114. What made the defeat an especially bitter pill for Philadelphia to swallow was that they had been favored by 10.5 points coming into the matchup. Their loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of center Joel Embiid, who dropped a double-double on 30 points and ten rebounds, and point guard James Harden, who shot 5-for-10 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 24 points and 15 assists along with six boards. The game made it Embiid’s third in a row with at least 30 points.

Utah came up short against the Sixers in the teams’ previous meeting last November, falling 105-98. Maybe the Jazz will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $26.00

Odds

The 76ers are a 4.5-point favorite against the Jazz, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Utah have won eight out of their last 15 games against Philadelphia.

  • Nov 13, 2022 – Philadelphia 105 vs. Utah 98
  • Dec 09, 2021 – Utah 118 vs. Philadelphia 96
  • Nov 16, 2021 – Utah 120 vs. Philadelphia 85
  • Mar 03, 2021 – Philadelphia 131 vs. Utah 123
  • Feb 15, 2021 – Utah 134 vs. Philadelphia 123
  • Dec 02, 2019 – Philadelphia 103 vs. Utah 94
  • Nov 06, 2019 – Utah 106 vs. Philadelphia 104
  • Dec 27, 2018 – Philadelphia 114 vs. Utah 97
  • Nov 16, 2018 – Philadelphia 113 vs. Utah 107
  • Nov 20, 2017 – Philadelphia 107 vs. Utah 86
  • Nov 07, 2017 – Philadelphia 104 vs. Utah 97
  • Dec 29, 2016 – Utah 100 vs. Philadelphia 83
  • Nov 07, 2016 – Utah 109 vs. Philadelphia 84
  • Dec 28, 2015 – Utah 95 vs. Philadelphia 91
  • Oct 30, 2015 – Utah 99 vs. Philadelphia 71

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