The Portland Trail Blazers are in a heated battle with the Denver Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, which means every game from here on out is a must-win for Damian Lillard and company. Portland welcomes the Utah Jazz to the Moda Center tonight.
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- The total has gone UNDER in three of the Jazz’ last four games.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Jazz’ last nine games against their division.
- The Trail Blazers are 7-2 SU and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games.
The Blazers have won 15 of their past 20 games to overtake the Nuggets and posted a crucial victory on Thursday when they outscored the Minnesota Timberwolves 25-11 in the fourth quarter in a 105-98 win. Swingman Allen Crabbe was key in that win, as he knocked down a career-best eight 3-pointers while scoring 25 points.
Utah beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-113 on Friday thanks to a career-best 39 points from All-Star small forward Gordon Hayward. The Jazz have won five of their previous six games and are in fine form ahead of the playoffs.
Homecourt advantage has been huge in this series, as home sides have gone 6-0 SU and ATS in the last six meetings between the clubs.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Jazz to win this game 108-104. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Utah Jazz will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 36-41-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are 38-41 ATS. Utah is 41-38 against the points scored total betting line, while Portland is 42-36-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Utah injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Portland Trail Blazers and the No. 7-ranked Utah Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland’s No. 17-rated NBA squad against Utah’s No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 9 in the league with 10.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 9.65 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Gordon Hayward went off for 39 points and added 3 rebounds leading Utah to a 120-113 win over Minnesota on Friday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Portland earned a 105-98 victory over Minnesota on Thursday, getting 25 points from Allen Crabbe at Moda Center.
- Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah’s last 9 games
- Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Portland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland’s last 10 games
- Portland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Utah at Golden State, Monday, April 10th
Portland home to San Antonio, Monday, April 10th