The Portland Trail Blazers (3-6) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (3-7) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Delta Center and televised on KJZZ. The Jazz are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Trail Blazers vs Jazz
The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the Trail Blazers’ most recent game against the Lakers, Jerami Grant led the Trail Blazers with 23 points while going 8/17 from the field. Shaedon Sharpe finished 2nd on the team with 19 points, but Portland ended the game with a 116-110 loss.
So far this season, the Trail Blazers has a record of 3-6, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Jazz. The team is presently 12th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Northwest division.
Portland comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-4 so far this season. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 4-2 compared to a 1-2 record vs. the spread at home.
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Jazz took down the Grizzlies by a score of 127-121. Heading into the second half, the Jazz were leading 76-63.
Today, the Jazz are entering the action with an overall record of 3-7 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. So far, the Jazz have gone 3-4 when playing against Western Conference teams and 0-3 in non-conference contests.
Utah arrives with an ATS record of 4-6 for the season up to this point. The Jazz maintain an ATS record of 2-4 on the road, while they have a 2-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown
Through nine games the Trail Blazers are averaging 106.4 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Trail Blazers are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.7 possessions per game. While the team plays at an up-tempo speed, they could improve their efficiency in scoring since they currently rank 28th in the league for overall field goal percentage, which stands at 49%.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 113.9 points per game (12th). The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.9 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 17 made free-throws per game.
Trail Blazers Team Defense
The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Trail Blazers are forcing 15.6 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 10th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Jazz Team Defense
For the season, Utah is sitting 26th in terms of points allowed per game (121.6). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games.
In their previous game, the Jazz’s defense struggled against the Grizzlies, giving up 121 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.
Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Jazz
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jerami Grant is set to be the main scorer for the Trail Blazers, recording 20 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.8 points per game along with 4.9 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 14, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.5%, and his scoring average is 24.2 points per game.
Trail Blazers vs Jazz Trends
- Although Portland has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 8-2. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
- Although Utah has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- The Jazz have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
Trail Blazers vs Jazz Prediction
As the underdogs with a spread of +7, we recommend going with the Trail Blazers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 229, and our model projects the Trail Blazers and Jazz to reach a combined total of 208 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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