Jazz at Trail Blazers - 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
TV: ROOT, CSNN
The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers square off late Wednesday night at the Moda Center.
The Utah Jazz look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.3 points and 3.1 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 12.9 points and three rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.7 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have lost seven of their last eight road games. Derrick Favors is questionable with a back injury.
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The Portland Trail Blazers also could use a nice win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.8 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.1 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last eight home games.
The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland.
I tried to tell you guys that the Trail Blazers are a possible sleeping giant in the West, and a comeback win ove rthe Thunder showed their potential. I don't trust the Jazz, especially on the road where they've lost seven of their last eight. Portland rolls.