Blazers vs. Jazz Prediction
Will the Utah Jazz add to the woes of the Portland Trail Blazers when they meet up tonight in Utah at 10:30PM ET?
543 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 544 Utah Jazz
Thursday, December 26, 2019
10:30PM ET – Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Jazz are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on the Jazz as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers end win streak
Portland had a four-game win streak come to an end on Monday in a 102-94 loss at home to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers are 14-17 on the season, 6-10 on the road, 13-16-2 against the spread and 16-15 with the under.
Portland is putting up 112.2 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Defensively, the Blazers are giving up 113 points per game while opponents shoot 43.7 percent against them. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 26.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. CJ McCollum is adding 22.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest.
Jazz ends win streak as well
Utah had a five-game win streak come to an end on Monday night in a 107-104 loss at Miami. The Jazz are now 18-12 on the season, 11-3 at home, 13-17 against the spread and 16-14 with the under.
The Jazz are putting up 107.3 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Defensively, Utah is giving up just 106.3 points per game while opponents shoot 44.1 percent against them. The Jazz are led by Donovan Mitchell, who is averaging 24.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is adding 15.0 points and 14.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 21-7 against the spread in their last 28 Thursday games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
The Jazz are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as a home favorite and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days of rest.
These two haven’t met this season. Utah is coming off the loss at Miami, but the Jazz covered the spread in the loss. Utah has been playing well and been able to beat up on some struggling teams in recent weeks. The Blazers had a nice win streak, but most came at home and they failed to cover in the lone road victory. Going on the road hasn’t been a strength for the Blazers and they have had just two road games in their last 10 contests. I think they are going to come out flat in Utah today and the Jazz should be able to efficiently cover this spread.
NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -5.5