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Trail Blazers vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz
  • Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
  • Betting Odds UTA -4, POR +145 | UTA -178 O/U OFF

So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 31-40, while going 34-37-0 vs the spread. Today, the Trail Blazers will be looking to snap a 6 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -14.17 points.

Portland is trying to bounce back from a 117-102 loss to the Clippers. Going into this game, the team was 4 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. The game got away from Portland in the 2nd half, as the Clippers extended their 4 point halftime lead to grab a 15 point win. In the loss, Jusuf Nurkic led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 64.3%.

So far, the Jazz have put together an overall record of 35-36, while going 39-29-3 vs the spread. In today’s game, Utah will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 4.5 points.

Utah is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Kings at home. With the 128-120 victory, they also covered the spread as 7 point underdogs. Utah played well enough in the second half to prevent the Kings from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 16 going into halftime. In the win, Ochai Agbaji led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 57.1%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Jazz picked up the win 118-113 win over the Trail Blazers. Heading into the game, Utah was the 4.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Trail Blazers have a record of 2-1 vs the Jazz. Last year, the Trail Blazers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Jazz, averaging 94.25 points per game. As for Portland, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.75 points per contest against the Jazz. The Jazz have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 12 points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 222 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 71 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 114.2 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA. So far, the Trail Blazers are averaging 97.6 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the Trail Blazers are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 37.1%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.

Currently, the Trail Blazers defense is ranked 27th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.11 points per game vs the unit.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Trail Blazers 2nd leading scorer, Anfernee Simons. In his 62 games, Simons is averaging 21.1 points per game while dishing out 4.1 assists and grabbing 2.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Damian Lillard, who leads the team and is 3rd in the NBA at 32.2 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 46.3% of his field goal attempts while taking 24.6% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.4 points per contest. This figure places them 6th in the league. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.9 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.2 possessions per contest.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Jazz are giving up an average of 107.57 points per game, good for 10th in the NBA.

Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Jazz are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Trail Blazers. Right now, Jordan Clarkson is already listed as out, while Lauri Markkanen is questionable. For the season, Jordan Clarkson is 2nd on the team in scoring and 46.0th in the league at 20.8 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Lauri Markkanen will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 63 games, he has accounted for 19.1% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 64th in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 25.4 points per game for Utah.

Trail Blazers vs Jazz Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Trail Blazers +4
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF