Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas shredded the Utah Jazz’s defense on Tuesday, and now the Jazz will face an even more dangerous backcourt when they tangle with the Toronto Raptors north of the border tonight. Most books opened the Raps as 6-point favorites for the affair with an OVER/UNDER of 205.
- The total has gone OVER in eight of the Jazz’s last 10 games against the Raptors.
- The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as home favorites.
- The Jazz are 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as underdog.
Utah’s defensive slip up will likely be seen as an anomaly. The Jazz own the league-best defense and limited their last three opponents to under 90 points before the Celtics game. Utah suffered a 104-98 loss in its first meeting of the season with Toronto on December 23 in Salt Lake City.
Toronto still hasn’t proven it can beat the league’s best teams, which is a concern considering we’re almost at the halfway point of the season. The Dinos are 0-6 SU against Cleveland, Golden State and San Antonio and 23-5 against other teams in the Association.
Utah has historically struggled when playing in Canada. In the Jazz’s last seven trips to Toronto, they’re a brutal 1-6 SU and 0-6-1 ATS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Utah Jazz betting line opened this morning as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 205 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 100-97 result in favor of the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Raptors bring a 23-11 record (21-12-1 ATS) to the battle against the 22-14 Utah Jazz, who are 18-17-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Toronto Raptors go 22-12 so far and the Utah Jazz go 18-18. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Utah injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
, it’s the No. 3-rated Toronto Raptors and the No. 6-rated Jazz in this NBA basketball matchup.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto’s No. 23-rated NBA squad against Utah’s No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 12 in the league with 9.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 9.69 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Utah got 23 points from Gordon Hayward but lost anyway 115-104 against the Celtics on Tuesday at TD Garden.
Toronto was run off the court by the Spurs on Tuesday as San Antonio blasted them 110-82 at AT&T Center.
- Utah is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games
- Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Toronto is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
- Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Utah at Minnesota, Saturday, January 7th
Toronto at Chicago, Saturday, January 7th