Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 2/7/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 2/7/2020 – The slump of the Utah Jazz continues as the once hottest team in the league is now on a five-game losing streak. They hope to end the slump soon as they host the Portland Trail Blazers in their own home court at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah this Friday, February 7 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. This game will be televised by ESPN while NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the online live stream available in their own pages and apps. It is predicted by Moneyline NBA Betting that the Blazers are the huge underdogs in this game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 2/7/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 2/7/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers have been on a roll winning five of their last six games thanks to the hot shooting streak of Damian Lillard channeling his version of ‘Mamba Mentality’. After a blowout loss against the Denver Nuggets, they immediately bounced back with a nine-point victory over the Spurs. The Nuggets are currently in a battle for the last playoff spot in the NBA Western Conference and they are contending with the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs for that. CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside have been the core of this team for this year after Nurkic fell down with the injury. So far, so good but they need to help Lillard more because one day, the gas could run out from ‘Dame Time’.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 49 GP 49 GS 37 MIN 29.7 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.3 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 27.29 PER
C. McCollum SG 47 GP 47 GS 35.6 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 3.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 2.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.63 PER
H. Whiteside C 47 GP 47 GS 30.6 MIN 15.8 PTS 4 OR 9.9 DR 13.9 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 3.1 BLK 1.9 TO 3 PF 0.6 AST/TO 25.1 PER
Utah Jazz Betting
Utah Jazz has been on a bad losing streak and their last match was a three-point loss against the Denver Nuggets at home. Donovan Mitchell have been slumping and his lack of tempo is contagious to his teammates. Utah goes where Mitchell goes and he needs to find his rhythm once again for this team to get going once again. Still, the Jazz is sitting at the fifth spot in the NBA Western Conference standings and at one time this season, they gave the Lakers a scare to be the best team in the west.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 48 GP 48 GS 34.3 MIN 24.6 PTS 0.7 OR 3.5 DR 4.2 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.21 PER
B. Bogdanovic SF 48 GP 48 GS 33.2 MIN 21.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.1 REB 2 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.52 PER
J. Clarkson PG 19 GP 0 GS 25.4 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.6 OR 1.9 DR 2.5 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 1.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.69 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 2/7/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Utah are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Utah Jazz is still the much-favored team by Online Sports Betting as they own a good record at home with 18-5. Blazers are riding Dame Lillard and the depth of the Jazz will be too much for them to handle. The matchup underneath between Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside will be very interesting.
Moneyline: Blazers are given the ML of +299 for this game and if they win on the road. Meanwhile, the Jazz are at -354.
ATS: A very wide nine points across the spread with the Jazz at -9 and the Blazers sit on the far side at -9.
TOTALs: 226.5 is the predicted total for this game. Blazers are the team going over while the Jazz is the team under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 105 Trail Blazers