Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 12/26/2019 Odds Picks and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 12/26/2019 – The Utah Jazz has been tough to beat at home and they are glad to be hosting this game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. This game is slated to go down this Thursday, December 26 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time and it will be televised by TNT. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the streaming available for basketball fans who prefer to watch online. Both teams are coming off from a loss that snapped their winning streak and would like to get back to their winning form. NBA Games Today Odds feels that the Jazz have the advantage on this game against the Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 12/26/2019
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 12/26/2019 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Blazers were on a roll but they were upset by the New Orleans Pelicans at home. Carmelo Anthony was vintage with 23 points, nine rebounds and two assists. But it was Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum who have been shooting really bad that caused them the loss. Lillard was only at 28% while McCollum had a better one with 41%. Outside from the three scorers and Hassan Whiteside, there was not much help from the rest of the Blazers players. Kent Bazemore logged in almost 32 minutes but only had 3 points and shot only three shots. They need him to be more involved.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 29 GP 29 GS 36.7 MIN 26.6 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 1.9 PF 2.5 AST/TO 24.02 PER
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz just made a trade to get Jordan Clarkson from the Cleveland Cavaliers and he is still 50-50 in joining the team against Portland. The Jazz are needing the extra push with the guard rotation with Mike Conley out and Donovan Mitchell is filling in the point guard position. Getting Clarkson gives them more depth and scoring. With or without Clarkson, Utah is going to have Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles as the wings and both are deadly from the three-point arc. Rudy Gobert has been the anchor inside. Against Miami, he did 18 points and 20 rebounds. Against the Blazers, they will bank on their depth to carry them to the victory.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 30 GP 30 GS 34.9 MIN 24.8 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 4 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 19.45 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 12/26/2019 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland’s last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah’s last 16 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Mike Conley PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
Donovan Mitchell against Damian Lillard and big man battle Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside are the matchups to watch in this match and will equalize each other’s contributions. Having the depth, Jazz are said to have the advantage according to Sports Gambling. The Blazers need to dig in deep to their bench for them to have a good chance against Utah.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Blazers if they win this game is at +202 while the Jazz are handed a -230.
ATS: Underdogs Trail Blazers are given a +6 across the spread while the Jazz are on the opposite side with -6.
TOTALs: Both teams are expected to reach a 219.6 total with the Jazz being the team going under while the Blazers are the team over.
Score Prediction: 115 – 107 Jazz