Jazz at Trail Blazers - 2/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (17-30) at Portland Trail Blazers (32-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSNN, NBATV
The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers square off Tuesday night at the Moda Center.
The Utah Jazz have split their last eight games and play their first road contest in more than a week. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.2 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 15.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 4.8 assists. The Utah Jazz continue to struggle with consistency but have shown bright spots throughout the season. The downside right now for the Jazz is the fact they’re allowing 46.1 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. Eight of Utah’s 17 victories this season have come on the road.
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The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Tail Blazers are averaging 102.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.6 points and 6.3 assists. Wesley Matthews is dishing 2.3 assists and Chris Kaman is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers recent struggles start on the offensive end, as they’re shooting just 40.5 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Trail Blazers have lost seven of their last eight games SU when scoring less than 100 points. The Trail Blazers are slowly dropping in the standings.
The Jazz are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers have to get back in the win column now before things start to get a little too out of hand in the ultra compeitive West. This is their chance. Look for Portland to win by double digits.