|3/17/2008 Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz Free Picks by Larry Cook|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Monday, 17 March 2008 06:13|
The Toronto Raptors travel to Utah Monday to take on the Jazz and Larry Cook says that Toronto will cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the line at Utah –13.5, but the line has since dropped to Utah -13.
Cook writes: The Toronto Raptors are riding a very tough road trip right now with consecutive games against the Lakers, Warriors, Nuggets and Kings. Their trip ends tonight in Utah. They are finally showing the right value after losing 4 straight games heading in to tonight’s match-up with the Jazz. Now they are catching a ridiculous amount of points, a number they will easily stay within tonight, perhaps pulling off the upset. Toronto is 83-49 ATS in road games after having lost 5 or 6 of their last 7 games since 1996. Toronto is 24-10 ATS as a road underdog of 12.5 or more points since 1996. Bet the Raptors on the road.
Public betting information currently shows that of the 795 wagers placed on tonight’s game, 52% of bettors like Utah -13.
Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:
-UTAH is 21-10 ATS (+10.0 Units) in home games this season.
-UTAH is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 210 this season.
-UTAH is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in home games after a non-conference game this season.
-UTAH is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
-UTAH is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season this season.
-UTAH is 20-11 ATS (+7.9 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game this season.
-UTAH is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season this season.
-TORONTO is 83-68 ATS (+8.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
-TORONTO is 22-9 ATS (+12.1 Units) as a road underdog of 12.5 to 15 points since 1996.
-TORONTO is 24-10 ATS (+13.0 Units) as a road underdog of 12.5 to 18 points since 1996.
-TORONTO is 24-10 ATS (+13.0 Units) as a road underdog of 12.5 or more points since 1996.
-TORONTO is 66-48 ATS (+13.2 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
-TORONTO is 50-30 ATS (+17.0 Units) in road games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1996.
-UTAH is 4-1 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
-UTAH is 5-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
-3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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