Account of one of the top defenses in the NBA is Utah back into the Western Conference playoff race. Following a sluggish start to the season the Jazz have been back into playoff form since New Year’s Day. Of great concern is their ability to generate an offense to compliment their strong defense. Specifically, Portland has been one of the top NBA betting online money makers recently. Moda Center provides the Trail Blazers with one of the best home court advantages in the Association. Owing to Damian Lillard does Portland have one of the NBA’s top assets.
Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
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Late on Utah has lost just two of their last six vs the odds. Three of their last five games went under the total. As a result, the Jazz are now 29-22 straight up and 25-24-2 against the spread. The Jazz have climbed to seventh place in the Western Conference playoff race. Utah ranks 22nd in the NBA for scoring offense but third for points allowed.
Portland Trail Blazers
Increasingly Portland has the hot hand with eight payouts in their last ten games. The Trail Blazers rate 10th in the NBA for scoring offense but 14th for points allowed. Overall their record is 31-20 straight up and 28-23 on the board. In view of recent results, the Blazer are now in the fourth Western Conference playoff spot. Of major concern is the tender knee of Damian Lillard which has his status as questionable.
Important names on Court
Lillard is vital to Portland’s success. Consider his 26.2 points per game. Counter to that is Utah’s Donovan Mitchell. The Jazz guard is averaging 22.5 points per game.
Stats to Consider
On this occasion the Jazz may be a riskier bet than usual. Utah has been a consistently subpar NBA betting online value as a road dog. The Jazz have covered just four of their last 11 matchups as an away pup. And seven of their last 12 getting points on the road went under the total. Contrarily Portland has been a reliable play as a home chalk. As an example, the Trail Blazers have covered nine of their last 13 laying the lumber at Moda Center. Just six of their last 20 as home favorites went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Utah has had the recent sportsbook edge in their head to head series with Portland. Consider the Jazz have paid in six of their last 10 with the Blazers. Eight of those ten games also went under the total. However, Moda Center has been the Trail Blazers top weapon against Utah. Portland has come away with the money in five of their last seven home matchups with the Jazz. Three of the last four between these teams at Utah went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Although it is true that both teams are hot home court should prove to be the NBA betting online matchup advantage. As mentioned earlier Portland is profitable at home overall and vs. the Jazz.
Jazz vs. Trailblazers NBA Betting Online Picks
Portland at Moda Center rates the edge!
Jazz vs. Trailblazers NBA Betting Online Pick: Portland Trail Blazers
Jazz vs. Trailblazers NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 104, Jazz 94
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