Trail Blazers vs. Jazz - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (27-27) at Portland Trail Blazers (28-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSNN
The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers square off Sunday night at the Moda Center.
The Utah Jazz look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost five of their last eight road games. Shelvin Mack is probable.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay red hot after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.9 points and 7.3 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 11 of their last 16 home games. Brian Roberts is probable.
The Jazz are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Jazz are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Portland.
I was backing the Portland Trail Blazers before it was the trendy thing to do and predicted a run before they started to look like a legit playoff team. The Jazz don't have enough offensive firepower to cool off this red hot Portland team. The Trail Blazers roll big here.