Jazz vs. Trail Blazers - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (44-24) at Utah Jazz (31-39)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, ROOT
The Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz play Wednesday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.5 points and 10.4 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.3 points and 6.2 assists. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.1 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a loss to the Warriors in which they allowed 60.2 percent shooting from the field. The Trail Blazers have lost five of their last six road games and are quickly losing ground in the West standings. LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum are questionable while Chris Kaman is doubtful with injuries.
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The Utah Jazz look to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 95 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Trey Burke is averaging 12.7 points and 4.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing nine rebounds and Rodney Hood is shooting 39.9 percent from the field. The Utah Jazz are shooting 43.3 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 91 or less points in 13 of their last 14 games. The Jazz are easily playing some of the best ball these last few weeks and are showing that they have a bright future starting as early as next season. Gordon Hayward is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Trail Blazers have been a mess on the road, and it doesn't help that a few of their key players are banged up. Give me the improved Jazz and the reasonable chalk.