Jazz vs. Raptors - 12/3/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (14-4) at Utah Jazz (5-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +4.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and the Toronto Raptors face of on Wednesday in NBA action.
The Utah Jazz continue to struggle losing again on Tuesday to make it six losses in a row. The Jazz are now 5-13 for the season and 3-6 at home this season. The Jazz are averaging 95.9 points per game and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 101.6 points and their opponents are shooting 47.3 percent. Gordon Hayward leads the Jazz averaging 19.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Derrick Favors is averaging 15.9 points and 8.6 rebounds, Alec Burks is averaging 13.3 points, and Enes Kanter is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. The Jazz have been competitive but that hasn’t been enough.
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The Toronto Raptors got back to winning on Tuesday beating Sacramento by eight. The Raptors have the top record in the Eastern conference despite missing DeMar DeRozen who could be out for a while. The Raptors are 5-2 on the road this season and are averaging 108.9 points per game and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 99.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46.2 percent. Kyle Lowry leads the Raptors averaging 19.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Louis Williams is averaging 14 points, Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 11.9 points and 8.6 rebounds, and Terrance Ross is averaging 11.7 points. The Raptors are the second highest scoring team in the NBA.
Utah is 8-3 against the spread following a loss, 5-2 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Toronto is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread against the Western Conference, and 9-0 against the spread against the NBA Northwest. The favorite is 19-7 against the spread in the last 26 meetings of these two.
Both of these teams put points on the board and I see this game going over and that is going to be my free pick.