Jazz vs. Raptors Prediction

Jazz vs. Raptors, 1/7/22 NBA Predictions & betting Odds

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?

Game Snapshot

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

TV: N/A

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

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