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(38-39) Portland Trailblazers vs. Utah Jazz (47-30)
Date: Thursday March 16
Time: 9 PM EST
Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF (as of 10amET Tuesday)
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The Blazers had their 6-game win streak snapped in their last game, which, once again, dropped them to under .500 for the season. Portland is in the 8th spot in the West 1.5 games up on the Nuggets.
The Jazz had won 3 in a row before a loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their last game. They are in the 4th spot in the West only ? game up on the Clippers and they need to finish strong to stay in the top 4 and host a first round playoff series.
In their last games the Blazers lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-109 and the Jazz lost to the Spurs 109-103.
This season the Blazers rank 6th in points per game and 26th in points allowed.
In their loss to the Timberwolves in their last game they did force 11 turnovers, allowed Minnesota to shoot 49.4% from the floor while they only shot 44.2%.
The Blazers had a 6-point halftime lead in the Minnesota game, but were outscored by 11 points in the 3rd quarter.
Damian Lillard and C.J.McCollum are the top 2 scorers for the Blazers and they are combining to average 50 ppg, but they both struggled in the loss to the Timberwolves. They did combine to score 42 points, but on 12/35 shooting and they combined to miss 11 of their 14 3-pointers.
Jusuf Nurkic has been solid since joining the Blazers mid-season and he will be key in this game going against Utah C Rudy Gobert and each of these players are averaging a double-double on the season.
The Blazers are on the road in this game and the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games between them and the Jazz.
This season the Blazers are 16-24 on the road.
The Jazz are the 2nd lowest scoring team in the league, but they lead the league in points allowed.
In their loss to the Spurs in their last game the Jazz gave up 109 points, which is nearly 13 more points than they are allowing this season. In the game they allowed the Spurs to shoot over 51% from the floor and over 51% from 3-pt range.
The Jazz did not have a bad shooting game in the loss to the Spurs and they did have more offensive boards, but they only shot 37.5% from 3-pt range.
Gordon Hayward leads the Jazz in scoring averaging 21.7 ppg and he only went for 16 on 6/19 shooting in the Spurs game. Rudy Gobert had a solid game with 19 points and 14 boards, but Rodney Hood, who is dealing with an injury, only went for 5 points on 2/9 shooting.
This game is all about the high scoring Portland offense facing off against the great Utah defense.
The Jazz are 26-12 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PORT is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- PORT is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- PORT is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- UTAH is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- UTAH is 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Western Conference.
- UTAH is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up loss..
Free Portland Trailblazers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The Blazers have been a great bet as of late, but even coming off a loss the Jazz will rebound and win and cover.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Odds are currently OFF. A final score prediction is provided below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 108 Portland 99
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