Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (17-20) at Portland Trail Blazers (16-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz invade the Moda Center to take on the Portland Trailblazers tonight.
The Jazz will be gunning for a third straight win tonight after ending a seven-game road skid with an 86-74 road win over the Lakers on Sunday. Gordon Hayward led the way with 25 points, Rodney Hood had 14 points and Rudy Gobert had 10 as the Jazz smothered the Lakers, holding them to just 32 percent shooting for the game. To be fair, the Lakers were without key players in Kobe Bryant and D'Angelo Russell, but it was still a solid win for Utah who improve to 17-20 on the season and 6-12 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Trailblazers were looking to end a three-game skid on Sunday and they did that in fashion, upsetting the Thunder by 115-110 at home. Damian Lillard led from the front with 31 points and nine assists, CJ McCollum added 22 points while Al-Farouq Aminu had 16 as the Trailblazers connected on 19 threes to pull away late from the Thunder and improve to 16-24 on the season and 9-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, while the Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Portland and the over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings.
This game really does feel like a coin flip as either team could easily win this one, but I'm leaning towards the Trailblazers who are coming off an impressive upset and are always a tricky team to beat at the Moda Center.