Two of the best values for betting on NBA Games are Portland and Utah. Each has become the equal of Oklahoma City in the Northwest Division. Defense has been the ticket to Portland’s prowess. Damian Lillard is the key component to their offense. Few teams pay more at home than the Trailblazers. Utah emerged as one of the top surprises in the NBA. Strong defense is also what sparks the success of the Jazz. What they lack is a trigger man like Lillard. But they may yet be a handful for any playoff opponent.
Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trailblazers
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
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Utah has paid in three of their last four betting on NBA Games. Over the total has hit in eight of their last nine games. Defensively the Jazz ranks second best in the NBA. On the other hand, they are a subpar 19th in the Association for scoring offense. Head coach Quin Snyder has enjoyed a reclamation of his career. Fired at Missouri a decade ago he took a long road bad to respectability. Snyder is now celebrated as an up and coming bright coach. Considering what he inherited at Utah his new label is well justified.
Speaking of comeback coaches Terry Stotts has rebuilt his career at Portland. Stotts has built the fifth best defense in the NBA. One advantage he has over Snyder is Damian Lillard. With such a talented All Star, Stotts has been able to generate a more balanced team. Home court has been quite profitable for the Trailblazers. Just 15 losses vs. the line in 40 home tilts made gamblers happy. A recent slump of just one payout in five games has not.
Important Names on Court
Portland’s Damian Lillard is a three-time NBA All Star. Lillard has sparked the Blazers to the brink of a Northwest Division title. He has a team best 27 points and seven assists per game. Perfectly complimenting the powerful Portland defense few players bring more value. Leading Utah has been Donovan Mitchell with 21 points per game. Snyder has utilized Mitchell with impressive expertise. While the Jazz don’t generate a lot of offense most nights Mitchell gets them by.
Team vs. Team
Utah has covered four of the last six in their sportsbook series with Portland. Four of the last six between these teams went under the total. At Moda Center the Blazers have paid in four of their last five against Utah. Over the total has paid there in five of the last seven between these teams.
Matchup to Watch
The Northwest Division title is on the line for this one. Portland can clinch the championship with a win. At Moda Center they have provided strong betting on NBA Games value. In this matchup both teams bring high caliber defense. Lillard stands as the matchup difference maker. While not the biggest name in the game he is among the most lethal. His contribution to the Blazers is NBA MVP material. Add home court and the choice is clear.
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Portland rates the call at Moda with Lillard!
NBA Betting Online Pick: Portland Trailblazers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Trailblazers 110, Jazz 101
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