Jazz vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
Can the Portland Trail Blazers slow down the red-hot Utah Jazz when the two teams square off at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday night?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Portland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Trail Blazers are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Jazz, who opened as 3.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 204.5 after hitting the board at the same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: Utah. As of this writing, 55% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 74% of the betting tickets are also on the under.
Who We Like: The favorite is a perfect 8-0 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams and so is the home squad. Meanwhile, the Jazz are winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four trips to Portland. They're also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games versus Northwest opponents.
On the other side, the Trail Blazers are 8-3-1 at the betting window in their last 12 games overall, are 5-0 against the number in their last five home games, and are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games coming off a win. They're also 12-4-1 against the spread in their last 17 games versus Northwest opponents.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -3.5