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utah jazz vs portland trail blazers prediction 12/02/2023 sport preview

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/2/2023

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Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/2/2023:
  • Take the Jazz on the moneyline
  • The Jazz should also cover at -3
  • Our NBA model projects 200 points, and we suggest taking the under

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview

Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Trail Blazers versus the Jazz? Tip off is at at 9:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on KJZZ. The game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 224 points and the Jazz are the favorite to win at home vs. the Trail Blazers. Check out BetCoco for Utah Jazz – Portland Trail Blazers odds

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

The Trail Blazers and Jazz did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Trail Blazers have a record of 2-1. The Trail Blazers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 226 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • Portland has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 105 points per game while allowing 109. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Although Utah has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 95 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Portland has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • The Jazz have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction

The Trail Blazers head into today’s action with an overall record of 6-12 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. During their 18 games, the Trail Blazers have gone 2-8 against teams in the Western Conference and 4-4 in non-conference matchups.

Portland has an ATS record of .500 for the season, and they stand at 9-9 ATS. When playing on the road, the Trail Blazers hold an ATS record of 7-4 in contrast to a 2-5 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Trail Blazers have had over half of their games remain below the over/under lines, with their over/under record sitting at 7-11-0. Their games feature an average over/under line of 223.2, and they hold a -6.9 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

The Trail Blazers offense is coming off a game in which they scored 103 points vs. the Cavaliers. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.6% while connecting on 14 threes. Offensively, the Trail Blazers have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 29th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 27th in percentage and 25th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Trail Blazers’ defense is positioned 10th in the NBA, permitting 111.6 points per game.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 33.7% from downtown.

Facing the Trail Blazers, the Jazz currently hold an overall record of 6-13 and aim to end their two game losing streak. Away from home, the Jazz have a 1-9 record this season, while maintaining a 5-4 record in their home games.

Utah currently has an ATS record of 10-9, placing them above .500 against the spread. Utah has covered the spread in five straight home games and are 7-2 ATS at home compared to 3-7 on the road.

The Jazz have seen over half of their games surpassing the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 10-9-0. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 244.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 229.3.

The Jazz’s offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 90 points against the Timberwolves. In that game, they made 11/34 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37.9%. Leading the team in scoring was Simone Fontecchio with 16 points. Collin Sexton also added 14 points for the Jazz.

For the season, Utah is sitting 25th in terms of points allowed per game (118.7). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games.

Most recently, the Jazz’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 101 points to the Timberwolves.

Based on projections, we have the Jazz coming out on top by a score of 102-98.

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Tips

  • Take the Jazz on the moneyline
  • The Jazz should also cover at -3
  • Our NBA model projects 200 points, and we suggest taking the under

Utah Jazz Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk – Shoulder – Questionable
  • Jordan Clarkson – Thigh – Out
  • Kris Dunn – Personal – Out
  • Lauri Markkanen – Hamstring – Out

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

  • Anfernee Simons – Thumb – Out
  • Robert Williams III – Knee – Out
  • Ish Wainright – Knee – Out

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