Jazz vs. Raptors Pick
Are the host Toronto Raptors going to ease to victory tonight when they take on the Utah Jazz at 7:30PM ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 208 points. Toronto opened as a 7.5-point fave, while the total has gone up from 207.
Who the Public Likes: Toronto. As of Friday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets have come in on the Raptors.
Injury Report: Jazz guard Rodney Hood has missed the last three games with a leg injury and will be out again tonight. Thabo Sefolosha had season-ending surgery on a torn MCL. Dante Exum is recovering from shoulder surgery and out indefinitely The Raptors do not have any injuries to report.
Who the Trends Like: Utah is 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Toronto and 0-9 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
Who We Like: One might say the Jazz are desperately due for a cover against the Raptors, but I think the streak continues here. Toronto is 17-3 straight up at home this season, while Utah is only 6-19 in road games. The Jazz are coming off a hard-fought 98-95 overtime win at Detroit, but this is a much tougher challenge and those extra game minutes on road trips add to the fatigue factor. The Raptors have blown out a lot of teams this season and I believe they add another to the list tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -8.5