Jazz vs. Raptors Prediction
The Jazz have won eight of their last 10 games and are favored on Friday night in Toronto where they’ll take on the Raptors at 7:30 p.m. ET. However, Utah has also struggled to cover against Toronto in previous meetings between these two teams. Will the Raptors hit as a home dog?
565 Utah Jazz (-3.5) at 566 Toronto Raptors (+3.5); o/u 224
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 7, 2022
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
Donovan Mitchell (lower back strain) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Raptors. Mitchell has been dealing with the back issue for a few weeks now, and the Friday/Saturday back-to-back is a good opportunity to get him a night off. If Jordan Clarkson (lower back tightness) is cleared to play, fantasy managers should expect a big night from him.
Toronto Raptors DFS Notes
Pascal Siakam hit 13-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 33 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block in Wednesday's 117-111 win over the Bucks. He took advantage of the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (non-Covid illness) and posted his best line of the season. The Raps have won four straight games and will try to make it five on Friday against the Jazz defensive-minded Jazz. OG Anunoby and Gary Trent both scored 22 points and Fred VanVleet came back to earth with 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting after four 30-point games in his previous five.
Jazz vs. Raptors NBA Betting Prediction
The Jazz are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games in Toronto and are 5-16 against the number in their last 21 games versus the Raptors overall. The Raptors are also a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, are a perfect 7-0 against the number in their last seven home games and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games coming off a win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +3.5