Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Spread Prediction
The Utah Jazz will look to make it seven in a row when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:00 p.m. ET. Considering the Blazers have won seven of their last 10 games, are they a solid play as a road pup or will the Jazz cover the 5 points?
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 21, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Jazz are 5-point favorites to beat the Trail Blazers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217.5 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
Damian Lillard made 8-of-20 shots for 24 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday. Lillard wasn't particularly efficient, but he still dropped 20+ for the fifth straight game. He's been battling a few different ailments over the last week or so, but continues to play through anything and everything. Part of the reason why Dame is so valuable is because of his durability. He'll have two days to rest up before Monday's game against the Jazz.
Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin
Donovan Mitchell kept it rolling on Friday, scoring 24 points (9-of-15 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Cavaliers. Mitchell scored 20 or more points for the eighth straight game, which is his longest such streak of the season. He’s been excelling with Ricky Rubio (hamstring) out of the lineup. Over the previous five games prior to this one, all with Rubio unavailable, he’s averaging 31.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.0 triples on a sterling 50% shooting. This stretch has seen Mitchell post top-20 value in 9-category leagues. The next step will be for him to continue with this level of production when Rubio returns.
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall.
The Jazz are 0-5-1 against the number in their last six games played on Monday.
The Trail Blazers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in Utah while the favorite is 10-3 against the number in the last 13 meetings in this series and the home tam is also 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The Trail Blazers have struggled to cover on the road, dropping nine of their last 13 games ATS away from Portland and are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games playing on two days of rest. The Jazz, meanwhile, are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven conference tilts.
Monday NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -5