Free NBA Pick: Raptors vs Jazz Odds
Looking for Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Raptors taking on the Jazz on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Raptors Jazz matchup.
(9-1) Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz (4-5)
Date: Monday November 5
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah,
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -1
NBA Betting Total: 215
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Monday, November 5 finds the Toronto Raptors meeting up vs. the Utah Jazz as the teams enter the fourth week of the 2018-19 NBA regular season play. The Raptors look to finish a back to back set after torching the Lakers while the Jazz are on a three game losing streak.
Last season the teams split their two game season series each winning on the road. The Jazz hold the all-time record having bested Raptors in 27 of their 43 matches.
Despite not having Kawhi Leonard available (sore foot) Toronto made quick work of the Lakers scoring 42 first quarter points to LA’s 17 points. Serge Ibaka hit his first 14 shots finishing with a career high 34 points.
Ibaka’s chemistry with Kyle Lowry is partly the reason behind the latter leading the NBA in assists (11.6 per game). Ibaka, Lowry and Siakam all garnered double-doubles in the victory in a game that was never as close as the final score indicated.
What should be scaring teams not named the Warriors) is the Raptors showcase stretches of lock down defense and are still developing chemistry.
The reserve unit has yet to find their rhythm with Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright having only played three games together this season.
With the guarantee of road split Toronto may exercise caution and hold Leonard out until the Nuggets game.
Without Donovan Mitchell in the lineup the Jazz have struggled to score and are one of two NBA teams still without a home victory. That prospect, in spite of the high altitude advantage won’t get any easier with Toronto up next.
Mitchell suffered back to back injuries and as a result is expected to miss this contest. Inevitably an x-factor arises to play well each team these squads meet with Joe Ingles exploding versus Toronto in the preseason.
Perhaps the big shock to this point in the season is the Jazz have failed to showcase their expected high end defense ranking 13th. Combined with their 15th ranked offense the Jazz has work to do.
A trio of Jazz players are listed as probable: Derrick Favors (knee soreness), Jae Crowder (right ankle sprain) and Alec Burks (left hand sprain). Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Raul Neto (hamstring) are both listed as out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-3 in Raptors last 11 overall.
- Raptors are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings .
- Over is 9-4 in Jazz last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Raptors are 8-2 in last 10 head to head contests.
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction :
In recent seasons the games in Utah have been lock down drag out defensive battles between the squads. With Toronto playing consecutive nights the edge should favor Utah. But, this is the type of game Toronto may elect to showcase a more sustained defensive effort.
Given a virtually pick em and no Mitchell I’m leaning to the Raptors eeking out a tight victory. The Raptors reserves are due for a break out game and with so many Jazz players banged up it should favor Toronto.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors cover as underdog
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 106 – Jazz 103
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