Trail Blazers vs. Jazz NBA Prediction
With the Trail Blazers listed as a 3.5-point road underdog in Utah tonight against the Jazz at 9:30 p.m. ET and the total sitting at 235.5, what’s the best play for this matchup?
557 Portland Trail Blazers (+3.5) at 558 Utah Jazz (-3.5); o/u 235.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished Tuesday's win over the Magic with 27 points (11-of-18 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 32 minutes. Thanks in large part to Antetokounmpo, the Bucks managed to remain a game behind Brooklyn in the race for second in the East. And with Milwaukee holding the head-to-head tiebreaker, all they have to do is finish with the same record in order to secure home-court advantage for a possible second-round series. If there's a concern for the two-time MVP it's that he's gone ice cold from three after shooting 8-of-20 in two wins over the Nets at the beginning of the month. In his last four games, Antetokounmpo is a combined 0-of-10 from three. Of course that shot isn't a major part of his game, but making teams respect his shot would make Antetokounmpo an even tougher player to defend than he already is.
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Donovan Mitchell (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for Utah's final three regular season games. Mitchell will be sidelined for an entire month by the time the Jazz complete their regular season. The All-Star guard will not travel with the team, and the question now is whether or not he'll be good to go for Game 1 of the playoffs. Joe Ingles and Georges Niang will retain their spots in the starting lineup with Mitchell and Mike Conley sidelined.
Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Betting Prediction
The Trail Blazers are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games in Utah and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game. On the other side, the Jazz are 23-10 against the spread in their last 33 home games, are 22-10 against the number in their last 32 games as a home favorite and are 10-2 at the betting window in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -3.5