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Jazz vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Betting Odds POR -4, UTA +142 | POR -170 O/U 237.5

So far, the Jazz have put together an overall record of 25-25, while going 27-21-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Utah has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

The Jazz will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hornets by a score of 120-102. Heading into the game, they were 9 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Utah was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Hornets to cut into their 13 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Lauri Markkanen, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 57.1% of his shots.

So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 22-25, while going 25-22-0 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Portland is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Trail Blazers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 147-127. Heading into the game, they were 8 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Portland and the Spurs entered the second half all tied at 74. Leading the team in scoring was Damian Lillard, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 63.2% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Jazz averaged 120.75 points per game vs Portland, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Trail Blazers actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Utah, the team averaged 94.25 points per game. In terms of betting, Utah has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Portland. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +17 points per game in favor of the Jazz. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 215 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Utah offense is the 4th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.6 points per contest. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.4 made 3’s per game. A key to the team’s offensive success is their ability to knock down outside shots, as they are ranked 4th in 3-point shots made per game. Their overall offensive numbers could go up if they begin to play at a faster pace. So far, they are below the league average in possessions per contest.

Against the Trail Blazers, the Jazz will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 10th ranked unit at 107.57 points per game.

On offense, Lauri Markkanen leads the Jazz in scoring at 24.8 points per game, placing him 21st in the NBA. Overall, Markkanen has hit 52.1% of his shots while accounting for 18.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 2nd in points allowed to power-fowards. At 21.1 points per game, Jordan Clarkson is the 2nd leading scorer for the Jazz. For the season, he is 119th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.4%.

For the season, the Trail Blazers offensive unit is ranked just 17th in scoring at 113.6 points per contest. One area that the Portland offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 20.0 made free-throws per contest. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Portland has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.4 turnovers per game.

Defensively, Portland has had its problems giving up an average of 115.11 points per game (27th).

On offense, Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in scoring at 29.3 points per game, placing him 8th in the NBA. Overall, Lillard has hit 45.1% of his shots while accounting for 23.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 27th in points allowed to point-guards. At 21.9 points per game, Anfernee Simons is the 2nd leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. For the season, he is 161st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 44.6%.

Jazz vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Trail Blazers -4
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 237.5

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