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2021 NBA Handicapping
(29-10) Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors (17-23)
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -195 | Raptors +187
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
On Friday, March 19th, the Utah Jazz meets the Toronto Raptors for the first time this season. The Raptors are mired in a six-game losing streak.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Raptors taking both contests. The Jazz holds the all-time record having won 27 matches of the 47 played.
The team who has topped the NBA leaderboard all season and completed the hardest part of their schedule are showing their human.
In the month of March, the Jazz is 2-3. It took Utah 20 games to lose five games but have equaled that tally in nine games.
Three of the five losses have occurred versus upper-tier playoff squads (Clippers, Heat, 76ers) plus the Warriors who sit on the ninth rung and the Pelicans who’ve been on their own run of late.
Tuesday they got a victory versus the Celtics and will play the Wizards Thursday night on the front side of this back-to-back set.
The match versus the Celtics required a come-from-behind effort as well as solid play in crunch time to cement the victory. Rudy Gobert delivered a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds along with four blocked shots.
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz scoring with 21 points plus dished eight dimes. Leading Sixth Man candidate Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points.
Mike Conley (17), Joe Ingles (14), and Bojan Bogdanovic (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
In the match Thursday the Jazz are sitting Conley for rest presumably because Utah views the Raptors as the tougher team with players returning from their COVID-19 situation.
Wednesday the Raptors finally got back four of the five players who’ve been out 20 or more days but failed to hang onto a lead losing their sixth match in a row.
It wasted a highly efficient 14 of 18 shooting performance by Norman Powell for 43 points including eight 3-pointers. Detroit held a huge advantage on the glass (59 to 39) and bench scoring (30 to 15).
Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet hadn’t played a game in 21 and 19 days respectively and the rust showed. Siakam shot 3 of 11 while Fred VanVleet was 2 of 13. OG Anunoby was the one player still out but they’re hoping to have him back for this match.
Prior to getting struck down by the virus, the Raptors were on a roll winning 10 of 15 matches including wins against the 76ers, Nets, and Bucks (x2), and had climbed to fourth.
Depending on how quickly they can regain their form they could reascend the ladder as they and the Heat both have done this season. Notably, the fourth and 11th (Raptors) Eastern seeds are separated by 4.5 games
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Raptors are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
VanVleet noted he hadn’t even been able to do pushups while Siakam said he lost weight but both were thrilled to be back on the court.
Facing the best team in the NBA isn’t an ideal scenario for the Raptors but they will have the rest advantage. This season has served up continual adversity as the Raptors are the only club playing in a different city and arena
And, while teams have missed core players due to COVID-19, none were without three starters for 20 days or players who provide the majority of statistical production in the key categories and are arguably their top three defenders.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors ATS
With the trade deadline looming there are decisions to be made but if they could pull off a big win versus Utah it could spark some momentum for this gritty squad.
NBA Free Prediction: Raptors 113 – Jazz 111 (Bet Now!)
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