Portland Trail Blazers (3-10) vs Utah Jazz (4-9)
2023-11-22 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5
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The Utah Jazz pay a visit to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Wednesday night. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.
The Utah Jazz have struggled to get going this season and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting completely dismantled by the Lakers in a 131-99 loss last night. Omer Yurtseven led the team in scoring with 18 points off the bench, Collin Sexton added 14 points while John Collins chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Jazz shot just 38 percent from the field and 11 of 44 from the 3-point line, but the writing was on the wall early in this one with the Jazz already trailing by 62-41 going into halftime. Talen Horton-Tucker had a game to forget as he shot just one of 10 for his six points while Ochai Agbaji finished scoreless on zero of five shooting.
Utah Jazz Team Facts
- The Jazz have lost each of their last eight games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
- The home team has covered the spread in seven of the Jazz’s last eight games.
- Eight of the Jazz’s last nine games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.
Portland Trail Blazers
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have really been struggling as they are now looking to put an end to an eight-game slide after getting routed by the Suns in a 120-107 road loss last night. Jerami Grant led the way with 26 points and six assists, Malcolm Brogdon added 19 points with five assists while DeAndre Ayton tallied 18 points with eight rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 43 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the 3-point line as they struggled to contain the Suns right from the start and were always fighting an uphill battle after getting outscored by 34-21 in the first quarter.
Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts
- The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 13 home games following a loss.
- The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight home games following a loss.
- Each of the Trail Blazers’ last six night games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.
The Trail Blazers are currently one of the coldest teams in the league and the Jazz aren’t that far behind them. Both teams are playing this one on zero days’ rest which evens things up a bit, but it’s the Jazz who are arguably in better form coming into this meeting. You really couldn’t back either team with much confidence these days, but the Trail Blazers at least have Brogdon back in the lineup now, so I’m backing the home team with the points in a close one.