Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz - 2/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (17-30) at Portland Trail Blazers (32-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz travel to the Moda Center to battle the Portland Trailblazers tonight.
The Utah Jazz have lost seven of their last 11 games but were able to claim a major scalp on Friday by beating the Warriors by 110-100. Gordon Hayward dominated with 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, Trevor Booker added 17 points and Derrick Favors added 15 as the Jazz pulled off one of the big upsets of the season by sending the Warriors to just their eighth loss of the season. Defensively, the Warriors' Stephen Curry managed to pull off some impressive numbers but the Jazz did a great job of limiting the rest of the team and it paid off nicely. With the win, Utah improves to 17-30 on the season and 9-14 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers have lost eight of their last 10 and will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after falling to the Bucks by 95-88 on Saturday. Damian Lillard and Wesley Mathews scored 19 points each while LaMarcus Aldridge had just 18, but no one else scored more than six points as the Blazers shot just 37.1 percent from the field. Portland have been in a real slump lately and will be relieved to finally be back at home as they've lost their last six on the road.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games, while the Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Jazz are just 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall but a healthy 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland.
The Blazers have been putting up some mixed performances lately and it has resulted in a bunch of losses to their name. Maybe returning back home will give them a much-need lift, but there really isn't much of an argument in taking them to win this one by double digits, so I'm taking the Jazz with the points here.