Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Prediction & Odds
The fourth-place Blazers head to Salt Lake City to take on the second-place Utah Jazz Saturday night at 9:00 PM ET. Can the Blazers cover the 4-point spread as road underdogs?
The Portland Trail Blazers are 11-11 on the season. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers are 13-9 ATS on the year.
The Utah Jazz are 14-11 on the season. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Jazz are 15-10 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
513 Portland Trail Blazers (+4) at 514 Utah Jazz (-4); O/U 226
9:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 3, 2022
Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 75% of public bettors are currently backing the Jazz -4 in this contest. Do note that these numbers are subject to change so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Portland Trail Blazers DFS Spin
There are a few injuries to note for Portland on Saturday. Blazers star guard Damian Lillard has been out with a calf injury and plans to return in Portland’s game against Indiana on Sunday. That means he’ll miss the Blazers’ Saturday night clash with the Jazz. Portland shooting guard Josh Hart is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game with an ankle injury. He missed the Blazers’ game on Wednesday with said injury.
In Damian Lillard’s absence, Portland shooting guard Anfernee Simons has stepped up. Simons is averaging 23.8 points per game and 4.5 assists per game. Both figures rank second on the club behind Damian Lillard. What’s more, Anfernee Simons is hitting 38% of his threes on 10.7 attempts per game. This might be your last chance to use him as a primary scoring option in DFS with Lillard coming back on Sunday.
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Utah demolished Indiana at home on Friday night by a score of 139-119. The Jazz’s leading scorer was power forward Lauri Markkanen. The Finnish national posted 24 points and 13 rebounds while hitting 5 of 9 shots from beyond the arc. If you need shooting from your big man in DFS, Lauri Markkanen is one of the better options available to you.
If you need cost-effective scoring, consider Utah guard Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson is second on the Jazz in minutes per game and leads the club in field goal attempts per game at 16.3. For the year, Clarkson is averaging 19.5 points, 4.9 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2.8 made three-pointers per game. Jordan Clarkson loves to shoot and that makes him an attractive option for DFS purposes.
Trail Blazers vs. Jazz NBA Betting Trends
Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on 2 days' rest.
Portland is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Utah.
Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on 0 days’ rest.
Trail Blazers vs. Jazz NBA Prediction
Utah really showed off their depth in their last two wins. Against the Pacers on Friday, the Jazz scored 60 bench points. Against the Clippers on Wednesday, their bench scored 22 points in the Jazz’s 125-112 victory. Utah can absolutely score as they rank in the top 7 in the NBA in points per game, offensive efficiency, effective field goal percentage, and true shooting percentage. Without Damian Lillard, I don’t think that the Trail Blazers can keep pace with the Jazz and their sharpshooters. I’ll lay the points with Utah at home on Saturday.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -4