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Raptors vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz
  • Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Betting Odds UTA -3, TOR +123 | UTA -148 O/U 230.5

The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-29. So far, the team has gone 26-26-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Toronto has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

Not only did the Raptors drop their last game to the Suns. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 114-106 as 2 point underdogs. Toronto was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Suns by 8 going into halftime. In the loss, Fred VanVleet led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 47.4%.

The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-26. So far, the team has gone 28-22-2 against the spread. Against the spread, Utah has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

In their previous game, the Jazz took down the Mavericks by a score of 108-100. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 7 point favorites. Utah played well enough in the second half to prevent the Mavericks from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 18 going into halftime. In the win, Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 55.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. Similar to their season-long average, the Raptors averaged 112.5 points per game vs the Jazz. Similar to the Raptors, the Jazz scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Toronto, the team averaged 113.5 points per game. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Raptors and Jazz have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 0 points per game. This has resulted in a 4-1 ATS record for Toronto. Over the course of these games, they averaged 216 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 52 games, Toronto is averaging 112.8 points per game (21st). So far, the Raptors are averaging 97.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. If the Raptors offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 28th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

So far, the Raptors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 7th in the league at 107.1 points per contest.

This season, the Raptors offense has primarily worked through Pascal Siakam and Gary Trent Jr. who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 42 games, Siakam is 20th in the NBA at 25.0 points per game. So far, him and Trent Jr. have accounted for 37% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.6 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.5 rebounds for Toronto to go along with 1.5 assists.

Through 52 games, Utah is the 4th best scoring team at 117.5 points per game. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.5 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 18.6 made free-throws per game.

Against the Raptors, 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.

Power-Foward Lauri Markkanen currently leads the Jazz at 24.9 points per game. For the season, he is 76th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 18.1% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Markkanen is averaging 8.6 boards and 1.8 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 15th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jordan Clarkson enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 51 games, he is averaging 20.9 and is 129th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Raptors vs Jazz Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raptors +3
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 230.5