Jazz vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors gets themselves back on track when they host the Utah Jazz tonight at 7:30PM ET?
575 Utah Jazz vs. 576 Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
7:30PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Jazz. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 210.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on the Raptors at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jazz looking for a win streak
The Utah Jazz are coming off a 129-97 win over the Knicks at home, but they are struggling to find a consistent win streak. The Jazz are 18-19 on the season, 10-10 on the road, 18-18-1 against the spread and 19-18 with the under.
Utah is playing well on defense but struggling on offense. The defense is giving up 105.6 points per game while holding opponents to the second-fewest rebounds per game (42.4). Offensively, the Jazz are putting up just 107.5 points per game while shooting only 34.5 percent from the arc. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 20.1 points per game while Rudy Gobert is adding 15.0 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest.
Raptors also seeking consistency
Injuries have been an issue for Toronto as well and they are coming off a 95-89 win over the Bulls on Sunday. They are 4-2 in their last six games, but just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games. Toronto is 27-11 overall, 14-4 at home, 16-22 against the spread and 21-17 with the over.
The Raptors are putting up 112.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Toronto is giving up 107.2 points per contest while holding opponents to 45 percent shooting. The team is without Jonas Valanciunas until mid January and guard Kyle Lowry is out for tonight’s game as well. Lowry averages 9.8 assists per game. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 26.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest while Serge Ibaka is adding 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six road games, but they have covered in four straight Tuesday games.
The Raptors are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games following a win.
Oddsmakers aren’t giving Toronto much love today. The Raptors already own a 124-111 win at Utah, but Toronto was healthy back then. The Raptors are still winning games despite the injuries and still have the experience of Leonard and Ibaka to lead the way. Utah has struggled on the road most of the season and is only getting three points. They have lost four of their last five road games by 6 or more.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -3