NBA Betting: Back the Utah Jazz to record a smooth victory over Orlando

Chicago - Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers continue their quest for futility. If it's not bad enough for their fans that they own the second-worst record in the NBA (15-54),  they are in danger of setting another unwanted record.

Their defeat last night at home to the New York Knicks was their 23rd in a row, tying the record for the second-worst in NBA history.

What makes the defeat harder to bear is that the Sixers had a chance to win, but couldn't even get a shot off when they had a chance to go ahead.

The losing record currently stands at 26 games, set by Cleveland during the 2010-11 season, and with the Sixers visiting Chicago, San Antonio and finally Houston, there's a very good chance they will at least tie the record.

Tonight's game in Chicago is probably the best chance of the three games for the Sixers to end this losing streak as it was a close game when the two teams met earlier this week in Philadelphia.

The Sixers are priced 24.00 to win for a reason, as it's not likely to happen, but Philadelphia to win with a +16.5 handicap at 1.90 is worth a look.


Utah - Orlando

The Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic are going nowhere this season, apart from the draft lottery, and both teams will end the season bottom of their respective divisions.

Only three teams in the NBA have a worse record at home than the Utah Jazz (14-19),  but then nobody has a road record as bad as the Orlando Magic (4-32). 

Both teams will come into this game carrying losing streaks and with Orlando point-guard Jameer Nelson a doubt to play, you sense the Jazz are due for a win.

If Utah takes your fancy, take them to win at 1.43. Games have been close between these teams in recent years, but the Jazz to win with a -5.5 handicap at 1.95, is good value.

Bet of the day:  Take Utah Jazz to win at 1.43