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2021 NBA Handicapping
(24-9) Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-20)
Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center Center, Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -275 | Trail Blazers +230 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -7 / Trail Blazers +7
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
The Utah Jazz will be on the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, December 29th.
The tip-off is set for 10:00 ET from Moda Center.
Utah started off as a 5 point favorite and that number is now up to 7. The total has gone from 230 to 228.5.
The Jazz have had a very good season so far. They may not get as much attention as other teams, but they definitely deserve it because they are one of the better teams in the NBA.
This team has won four games in a row. If things go as they should, they should be able to make it a fifth in a row on Wednesday night.
As far as teams in the Western Conference go, I would say this crew is a little bit below the level of the Golden State Warriors, but I feel they are just as good if not better than anybody else in the conference. They are a very dangerous squad and I do not think many teams would want to face them.
Eventually, these guys have to put it all together and get it done in the postseason. They have proven that they can have success in the regular season, but the playoffs have been a different story.
Utah last played on Monday, where they beat the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 110-104. The win was a little more impressive because their best player, Donovan Mitchell, did not play in the game, so other guys had to step up.
Jordan Clarkson was the leading scorer for this crew in the win over San Antonio with 23 points and 8 rebounds. He does not get appreciated as much as other players on this roster, but he has had a helluva season and is a big reason why this team has had so much success.
Portland Trail Blazers
Boy, things have been very rough for this Trail Blazers team this year and it does not look like it will be getting all that much better. It is going to be a long season for this bunch.
Portland comes into this game with a record of 13-20, which puts them in 12th place in the Western Conference. Simply put, that kind of play is not going to get it cut in the NBA.
When you think of some of the most disappointing teams around the Association, this team should certainly come to mind. Some folks had them as a dark horse title contender and at this point, they would be lucky to make it to the playoffs.
Portland lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday by a score of 132-117. That loss should hurt them even more because Luka Doncic did not play in the game. You cannot lose by that many points when the best player for a squad is not on the court.
In their last game, the offense was not the issue, but the defense just did not show up at all. Realistically, you cannot expect to win ball games when you allow over 130 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone over in 13 of Utah’s last 19 games.
- The Trail Blazers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The Trail Blazers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Analysis:
In their last game, the Jazz had some success without Donovan Mitchell in the lineup. They will once again look for that to be the case on Wednesday, as he will be sidelined.
If you are the Jazz, these are games you need to win. You are the better team and you are facing a team that has been struggling.
Maybe a win for the Blazers could ignite this team, but I have a hard time seeing them taking care of business in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz ATS
Yes, the Jaz will be without their best player, but I do not think that will bother them. Other guys have proven in the past that they can step up and I feel like that will happen in Portland.
In this game, I just feel that the offense for Utah will be too much for the Blazers to handle. It is well documented how bad the defense is for Portland and I think that will be put on display on Wednesday night.
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