Two NBA Championship contenders will be in action on Thursday evening as the Utah Jazz travel East to take on the Philadelphia 76ers. We could be in for a stunning match-up that will have playoff-level quality, especially with the many superstars on show.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been struggling to find consistency this season, with injuries and COVID-19 issues halting their progress at times. They still have several big names who can make a difference to any game though. Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and Seth Curry all showed their quality in the 76ers win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Coach Doc Rivers will be hoping for more of the same from his side, heading into Thursday's tough clash.
The Utah Jazz is the best of the rest in the Western Conference, with only the sublime Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns ahead of them in the standings. They are currently on a good run and are undoubtedly the favorites heading into the game. If Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert show up on Thursday and deliver the form they are capable of showing, the 76ers could be in for a long night.
The game will be broadcast locally in the Utah Jazz market on the ATTSN-RM network and the NBC Sports Philadelphia network in the Philadelphia 76ers market. Fans in other states can watch the game live as well, as it will be shown nationally on NBA TV with a live stream on fuboTV.
Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
TV Channel: NBA TV, NBC Sports Philadelphia, ATTSN-RM
Arena: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Live stream for Jazz vs. 76ers: fuboTV (Start Your Free Trial)
Odds: Utah Jazz – 1.74, Philadelphia 76ers – 2.16
Prediction: Utah Jazz to win the game