Embiid and the 76ers visit the Jazz

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Philadelphia 76ers (25-16, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (22-23, eighth in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

: Jazz -4.5; over/under is 235

BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia into a matchup with Utah. He's second in the league scoring 33.5 points per game.

The Jazz have gone 14-7 in home games. Utah is 11- when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 15.0 turnovers per game.

The 76ers are 8-9 on the road. Philadelphia is seventh in the Eastern Conference scoring 113.7 points per game and is shooting 47.9%.

The two teams play for the second time this season. The 76ers defeated the Jazz 105-98 in their last meeting on Nov. 14. Embiid led the 76ers with 59 points, and Malik Beasley led the Jazz with 18 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lauri Markkanen is shooting 51.9% and averaging 24.6 points for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 21.2 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Embiid is shooting 53.6% and averaging 33.5 points for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 18.5 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 3-7, averaging 118.7 points, 46.5 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 120.6 points, 41.3 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (health and safety protocols), Kelly Olynyk: out (ankle).

76ers: Tobias Harris: day to day (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.