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Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Prediction & Betting Tips 12/14/2023

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 12/14/2023
  • We like the Jazz on the moneyline (+131)
  • The Jazz are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Our NBA model projects 202 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Preview

The Jazz and Trail Blazers are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ROOT. The Trail Blazers will host the game at Moda Center in Portland, OR.

This Northwest division matchup has an over/under of 229 points, and the Trail Blazers are favored to win at home vs. the Jazz. Check out BetCoco for Portland Trail Blazers – Utah Jazz odds

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last five times, the Jazz have faced off against the Trail Blazers on the road, they are above .500 at 3-2. Looking back over the previous three times that the Jazz and Trail Blazers have faced off, they have combined to average 223 points per game and have an over/under record of 1-2.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 102 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Portland has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Utah has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Portland has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Prediction

The Jazz have an overall record of 8-16 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, they are 12th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Northwest division.

Against the spread, Utah is .500 so far this season with a mark of 12-12 ATS. This season, Utah has a 3-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 9-11 as underdogs.

In terms of their over/under record, the Jazz are 13-10-1 so far this season. In their games, the average over/under line is 229.1, and they maintain a 2.4 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

Utah finished with 117 points in their game against the Knicks. This total surpasses their season-average of 111.6 points per game. For the season, the Jazz offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 20th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.

So far, the Jazz’s defense is ranked 25th in the league at 120.0 points per contest.

Utah struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Knicks, giving up 15. For the game, New York scored 113 points in the game.

Coming into today’s matchup with the Jazz, the Trail Blazers are 6-16 overall and are hoping to end a four game skid. In road games this season, the Trail Blazers are 4-10 compared to a 2-6 record at home.

Against the spread, Portland is .500 so far this season with a mark of 11-11 ATS. Portland has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 9-5 on the road as opposed to 2-6 at home.

Portland currently holds an over/under record of 10-12-0 for the season. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 234.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 223.3.

Portland is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 127 points versus the Clippers. This output is higher than their season-average of 106.5 points per game. The top scorer for the Trail Blazers was Anfernee Simons with 38 points, while Shaedon Sharpe also chipped in with 27 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 113.3 points per contest.

The Portland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 32.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Portland.

Despite being 3.5 point underdogs, we predict the Jazz to come out on top with a final score of 102-100.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Betting Tips

  • We like the Jazz on the moneyline (+131)
  • The Jazz are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Our NBA model projects 202 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

  • Jerami Grant – Concussion – Out
  • Malcolm Brogdon – Knee – Questionable
  • Deandre Ayton – Knee – Questionable
  • Robert Williams III – Knee – Out

Utah Jazz Injury Report

  • Jordan Clarkson – Thigh – Out
  • Lauri Markkanen – Hamstring – Questionable
  • John Collins – Illness – Questionable
  • Luka Samanic – Illness – Questionable
  • Keyonte George – Foot – Questionable

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