In this high caliber Western showdown, the hottest team in the league at the moment, the Utah Jazz (27-28), looking to return to the top-8 spots of the conference, are visiting the Portland Trail Blazers (31-25), who have two straight wins and want to continue on the winning ways. Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-11-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -3
Blazers have a 31-25 record (27-24-5 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 5th place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Kings with a 118-100 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 25.5 ppg, adding 4.5 rebounds and a team high 6.7 assists per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 21.6 ppg, while Jusuf Nurkic adds 14.3 ppg and a team high 8.2 rebounds per game.
Jazz have a 27-28 record (30-25-0 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have eight consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Hornets with a 106-94 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by the rookie Donovan Mitchell with 19.2 ppg, while Rudy Gobert follows with 12.5 ppg and a team high 9.8 rebounds per game. Ricky Rubio adds 12.3 ppg and a team high 5.2 assists per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Jazz won at home in overtime with a 112-103 score. Blazers are 16-10 at home so far this season, while Jazz are 11-19 on the road. Blazers are better offensively, scoring 104.8 ppg to Jazz’s 103.3, while Jazz are better defensively, allowing 101.9 ppg to Blazers’ 103.5. Both teams are very close both in field goal percentage, shooting with 45.94% and 45.39% and in 3-point percentage, shooting with 37.97% and 37.48%. Blazers are better in rebounding, grabbing 45 to Jazz’s 41.6, while Jazz are better in assists made, with 21.5 to Blazers’ league-low of 19.1. Jazz are the hottest team in the NBA currently and while Vegas odds give the Blazers a -3 spread, don’t expect them to beat those odds as Jazz will force a close game tonight.
Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Utah Jazz +3 (-110)
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Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Spread and Prediction