Jazz at Trail Blazers - 4/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (36-42) at Portland Trail Blazers (51-28)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8 -- Over/Under: 185.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, KGW
The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers square off Saturday night at the Moda Center.
The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 94.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.3 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are coming off a Friday loss to the Grizzlies in which they shot 43.7 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times. The Jazz have won five of their last eight road games. Trey Burke is questionable with a back injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.1 points and 6.3 assists while Robin Lopez is averaging 9.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Nicolas Batum is dishing 4.8 assists and Chris Kaman is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 46.6 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 12 of their last 18 games when topping 100 points. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 13 games on their home court. LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to miss this game with a foot injury.
The Jazz are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Portland.
The Trial Blazers are likely going to be without their top player, and the Jazz have been playing some solid ball for te last month or so. I'll take the points here.