Jazz vs Trail Blazers Prediction, Odds and Best Bets
Utah is on the road playing Portland at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter stadium on Wednesday, 1/25/2023 @ 10:00pm EST. Portland -3.5 was the opening favorite and line hasn't moved.
Utah Team Statistics
On the year, Utah has a win-loss record of 25-25. Currently, they average 117.6 points per game (4th in basketball) on 47.2% shooting from the field. As a team, the Jazz shoot 36.6% on 3-pointers (722 of 1,975) and 78.7% at the free throw line. Utah pulls down 44.4 boards per game and has 1,287 assists for the campaign, ranking third in passing in basketball. The team turns the ball over 15.2 times and commits 20.8 personal fouls per game.
Each game, the Jazz force 13.8 turnovers while drawing 21.1 fouls. They give up 35.6% on 3-point shots and they are 22nd in the league in opponents' points per game (116.3). Defensively, the Jazz allow 48.0% shooting (2,154 of 4,490 shots) and 43.4 boards per game. For the year, they have surrendered 1,180 assists to the opposition, which ranks 11th in the NBA.
With a power ranking of 16, Utah is ranked #4 in offense (scoring an average of 117.56 per game), #22 in defense (allowing an average of 116.28 points to be scored against them per game) and are 25-25 (28-22 ATS) this season.
Portland Team Statistics
This season, Portland has a 22-25 record. The Trail Blazers rank 11th in basketball when it comes to offensive execution, hitting 47.8% of their field goals. Thus far this season, Portland has scored 5,338 points (113.6 per game) and grabbed 42.8 rebounds per game. They assist teammates 24.3 times per game (20th in the league) and turn the ball over 15.3 times per game. They commit 21.0 personal fouls per game and connect on 78.4% of their free throw attempts.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers rank 14th with 113.1 PPG allowed. The team has forced 13.7 turnovers per game and has allowed teams to shoot 47.7% from the field (22nd). Portland's defense gives up 36.2% on three-point shots (543 of 1,501) and 77.4% on free throws. The team gives up 25.6 assists and 41.2 rebounds every game, which is 17th and 3rd in the league, respectively.
Portland Trail Blazers has a power ranking of 11 and are #17 for offense (scoring an average of 113.57 per game), #14 for defense (giving up an average of 116.28 points per game) and 22-25 (25-22 ATS) overall. Utah went 1-2 (1-2 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Portland.
Curated Picks & Predictions
- Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be UTA 122.25, POR 115.25.
- 51% of SportsJaw users predict Utah Jazz to cover.
- OddsShark has not made their prediction yet.
- 68% picked Portland Trail Blazers on Covers.com
- SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Jazz 116 to Trail Blazers 116.
The Jazz come into this one having won 3 of their last 4 games. Lauri Markkanen is having a breakout season for Utah, averaging 24 points per game. Portland comes into this matchup having lost 3 of their last 4 games. Damian Lillard scored 37 points in the Trail Blazers win last time out. This should be an evenly matched game, but with Portland having home court advantage, take the Trail Blazers to win and cover the 3.5 points.
Staff Pick POR ATS (-3.5)
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The Jazz have a slightly better offense and the Trail Blazers have a slightly better defense. The Jazz won more games straight up and against the spread over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Jazz 116 to Trail Blazers 118.
- C Kelly Olynyk Is out indefinitely, Ankle
- SF Micah Potter Is out indefinitely, Elbow
After crunching 8 relative data points, our relative predictions model has a 63% confidence Jazz will cover the spread - view the Utah vs Portland infographic for details on this prediction.