BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Blazers +17.5 (-110)
- Jazz vs. Blazers Over/Under: 221.5 points
Portland is 25-39 ATS but is 0-5 SU in its last five games, 2-6 ATS in its last eight matches on the road and 1-4 SU in its last five contests when playing on the road against Utah. The Blazers are also 0-5 SU in their last five matches against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The Jazz are 4-2 in their last six games but have lost two of their last three, including a 103-111 setback to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Utah will be led by Donovan Mitchell, who averages 26.4 points, 4/4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, followed by big man Rudy Gobert (14.3ppg), who leads the team in rebounds at 13.5 per game.
The Blazers remain undermanned with injuries to Damian Lillard (abdominal), Jusuf Nurkic (foot), Eric Bledsoe (Achilles), Justice WInslow (Achilles), Anfernee Simmons (quad) and Joe Ingles (knee). But Portland remains in contention for the No10 position and a place in the play-in tournament, trailing New Orleans (27-37).
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread —122 Utah Jazz – 105 Portland Trail Blazers
- Over/Under — OVER 221.5 points