Jazz vs. Blazers Prediction

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 12/21/18 Predictions & Odds

Can the Portland Trail Blazers continue their ascent up the Western Conference standings tonight when they host the Utah Jazz at 10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

517 Utah Jazz at 518 Portland Trail Blazers

Friday, December 21, 2018

10PM ET – Moda Center

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blazers are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Jazz. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 213.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on the Blazers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Jazz trying to find consistency

The Utah Jazz are coming off a 108-103 win over the Warriors on Wednesday, but they are just 2-4 in their last six games. The Jazz are 15-17 on the season, 9-10 on the road, 15-16-1 against the spread and 17-15 with the over.

The Jazz haven’t been terribly impressive on offense this season, averaging 106.5 points per game while shooting just 33.5 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Jazz are holding opponents to 106.4 points per game. They also allow the second fewest rebounds, at 42.3 per contest. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 20.9 points per game while Rudy Gobert is adding 14.5 points and 12.4 rebounds per contest.

Blazers heating up

Portland has won three straight games coming into tonight, including a 99-92 victory at home over Memphis on Wednesday. Portland has covered the spread in all three wins. The Blazers are 18-13 overall, 12-4 at home, 16-15 against the spread and 16-15 with the over.

The Blazers are putting up 111.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Portland is giving up 110.2 points per game while opponents shoot 45.7 percent. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 27.2 points and 6.0 assists per game while CJ McCollum is adding 21.5 points per contest.

NBA Betting Trends

Utah

The Jazz are just 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.

Portland

The Blazers are 28-10 against the spread in their last 38 home games, but just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 conference games.

Prediction:

The Jazz haven’t shown an ability to really rise to the occasion on the road much in recent weeks. They have lost and failed to win at the betting window in five straight away from home. Portland is picking things up right now and the Blazers are at home. They should be able to seep up play against a Utah team that isn’t able to score consistently.

NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -2

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