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Jazz fight back from deficit to beat Pelicans in NBA 2020 restart

Jordan Clarkson’s impressive scoring effort off the bench helped the Jazz top the Pelicans.

Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson heads to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans’ Josh Hart during the second half of an NBA basketball game on July 30, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

The NBA’s first game since March was a barn burner between the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz entered Thursday night’s game as the fourth seed in the Western Conference while New Orleans is hoping to punch its ticket to the playoffs by ending the year with a solid run.

Zion Williamson played in short bursts following his return to the bubble, but the Pelicans still managed to be explosive on offense thanks to a well-rounded scoring attack led by Brandon Ingram. However, Utah fight back from a deficit claim a 106-104 victory. We’ll go over the top fantasy performances of the contest and the betting results below.

New Orleans Pelicans stats

Zion Williamson ($7,500): 13 points, 1 assists, 13.5 DKFP
Brandon Ingram ($8,300): 23points, 8 rebounds, 35.5 DKFP
Jrue Holiday ($8,600): 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 38.25 DKFP
Lonzo Ball ($7,400): 4 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 24.5 DKFP

Utah Jazz stats

Rudy Gobert ($7,100): 14 points, 12 rebounds, 35 DKFP
Donovan Mitchell ($7,000): 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 41.75 DKFP
Mike Conley ($6,200): 20 points, 4 assists, 31.25 DKFP
Jordan Clarkson ($4,200): 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 37.25 DKFP

Betting recap

The scoring was so well distributed that a ton of players missed their overs for total points. Jordan Clarkson’s 23 points tied Brandon Ingram for the game high. Jrue Holiday was the only player with a total points prop bet on DraftKings Sportsbook that hit the over.

Closing Lines

Spread: Pelicans (-2.5)
Over/Under: 220.5
Moneyline: UTA (+114), NOP (-136)

Player props

Gobert first basket of the restart — +450 hit
Ingram OVER 23.5 points — No
Mitchell OVER 24.5 points — No
Gobert OVER 14.5 points — No
Williamson OVER 21.5 points — No
Holiday OVER 19.5 points — Yes

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