Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction and Odds

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Picks and Predictions

The Utah Jazz are 22-2 at home this season. Can Damian Lillard and the visiting Trail Blazers put a third loss on the Jazz record? Utah is a 6-point home favorite over Portland, with the total sitting at 232.5 points. The Gold Sheet offers their NBA betting previewย for Thursday’s Western Conference clash between the Jazz and Trail Blazers.

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Utah lost at Phoenix last night, absorbing a 117-113 loss and the Jazz are trying to bounce back, which could happen, considering they are a perfect 5-0 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena this season when unrested. These two met opening day this season with Utah starting its impressive season off on the right foot with a 120-100 victory at the Moda Center in Portland, when the Jazz held a massive 59-40 rebounding edge, and held the Blazers to 40% shooting. Blazer leader Damian Lillard and sidekick CJ McCollum combined to make just 11 of 31 shots in that game (4-of-15 on threes). Lillard is coming off one of his worst games of the season, scoring just 11 pts (2nd-lowest of the season after the nine he had against the Jazz), making only 2-of-14 shots. Utah, however, is 18-6 against the points at home and hasnโ€™t minded playing without rest, so would lay it.

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction and Odds

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