Jazz vs Raptors Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/1/23
Toronto Raptors (23-29) vs. Utah Jazz (26-26)
February 1, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Jazz -3.5; Over/Under: +231.5
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The Utah Jazz play host to the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Arena on Wednesday night.
The Toronto Raptors have been in rough shape as they’ve lost five of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after coming up short against the Suns in a 114-106 road loss on Monday. Fred VanVleet led the team with 24 points and nine assists, Gary Trent Jr. added 21 points while Pascal Siakam chipped in with 19 points. As a team, the Raptors shot 44 percent from the field and nine of 33 from the 3-point line as they held the Suns to just 20 points in the third quarter to overcome an early 10-point deficit, only to allow the Suns to close the final 3:02 on a 15-6 run to snatch the game from them in the end.
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have been in decent shape as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after beating the Mavericks in a 108-100 home win on Saturday. Lauri Markkanen led the team with 29 points on 11 of 20 shooting, Malik Beasley drained five 3-pointers to finish with 19 points off the bench while Jordan Clarkson chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Jazz shot 47 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates and poured in 66 points in the first half to take a 19-point lead, before they held off a late charge from the Mavericks to escape with the narrow win.
Looking at the betting trends, the Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Raptors are 17-4 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall and the Raptors are 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings in Utah.
The Raptors are shorthanded again as Otto Porter Jr and OG Anunoby are both out, while the Jazz are at full health except for Micah Potter who is out. The Raptors have yet to find their groove this season despite being relatively healthy throughout, while the Jazz have continued to surprise some teams and they looked good in their win over the Mavericks in their last outing. You couldn’t bet on either team with too much confidence this season, but the Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and they should be well-rested as they haven’t played since Saturday. Give me the Jazz to prevail in a close one at home.