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Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Utah Jazz (28-31) at Toronto Raptors (39-18)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -5.5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds


The Toronto Raptors play host to the Utah Jazz tonight at the Air Canada Center.

The Jazz have lost six of their last eight games and are in danger of losing a fourth straight after falling to the Celtics by 100-95 on Monday. Trey Lyles and Shelvin Mack led the scoring with 18 points each while Rudy Gobert had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, but the Jazz needed more from Gordon Hayward who scored 16 points and six assists but shot just six of 20 from the field. With the loss, Utah falls to 28-31 which leaves them in ninth place, just half a game behind the eighth-placed Houston.

Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Meanwhile, the Raptors were going for a fifth straight win on Sunday but they had their momentum halted with a 114-101 defeat at Detroit. Terrence Ross led the scoring with 27 points off the bench, DeMar DeRozan added 20 points while Jonas Valanciunas had 11, but the Raptors were were far from their best as they were without their leader in Kyle Lowry who was rested for the night. With the loss, Toronto falls to 39-19 on the season which puts them back to 2.5 games behind Cleveland for the first seed in the Eastern Conference.

In ATS trends, the Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record.

Head to head, the Jazz are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Toronto.

I was looking to take the Jazz with the points in this one, but they've been in disappointing form and I'd be surprised if they are able to trouble the Raptors who have won their last 10 games at home.

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Toronto -5.5

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