The Utah Jazz (4-10) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (3-11) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Moda Center in Moda Center and televised on ROOT. Both the Jazz and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Jazz vs Trail Blazers
The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Jazz is coming off a loss to the Lakers in their latest game, ending with a score of 131-99. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Jazz failed to cover the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 230 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 239.5.
Looking at the Jazz’s previous ten games, they are 3-7 and face the Trail Blazers with an overall mark of 4-10. In road games, the Jazz have a 1-6 record this season, in contrast to their 3-4 record when playing at home.
Utah has an overall ATS record of 7-7 as they come into today’s game. The Jazz maintain an ATS record of 2-5 on the road, while they have a 5-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Trail Blazers’ most recent game against the Suns, Jerami Grant led the Trail Blazers with 26 points while going 8/19 from the field. Malcolm Brogdon added 19 points, but unfortunately, Portland was defeated in the game with a score of 120-107.
So far this season, the Trail Blazers have a record of just 3-11, as they look to pick up a win over the Jazz. At the moment, the team holds 15th place in the Western Conference and 5th place in the Northwest division.
Portland’s ATS record sits below .500 (5-9). Portland has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 4-4 ATS on the road compared to 1-5 at home.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
The Jazz arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 115.6 points per game (9th). In terms of pace, the Jazz are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.5 possessions per game. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Utah is just 21st in 2-point field goal makes per game.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
Through 14 games the Trail Blazers are averaging 103.2 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.4 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Portland offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 23rd ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Jazz Team Defense
Facing Portland, the Jazz aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.6 points allowed per game (27th).
The Jazz defense is coming off a game in which they held the Lakers offense to just 38.8% shooting. Overall, they gave up 131 points to Los Angeles.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
At this time, the Trail Blazers’ defense is positioned 16th in the NBA, permitting 113.6 points per game.
The Trail Blazers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Suns offense to just 43.7% shooting. Overall, they gave up 120 points to Phoenix.
Key Players For The Jazz And Trail Blazers
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Lauri Markkanen will be the primary scorer for the Jazz, with 15 points and going 5/11 from the field. This season, he is averaging 23.7 points per game along with 8.7 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Jerami Grant to be the top scorer for the Trail Blazers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 17, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 42.3% and is averaging 22.3 points per contest.
Jazz vs Trail Blazers Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 1-9 overall in these games.
- Across their ten previous home games, Portland has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 110 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have an ATS mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Portland posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
- Utah has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
For a point-spread bet in this Jazz vs. Trail Blazers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Trail Blazers at +3. Although our projections show the Jazz winning 100-98, we suggest placing your bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 225.5 and our model has the Jazz and Trail Blazers finishing with a combined 198 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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