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Jazz take on Raptors in hoops contest

Utah JazzToronto Raptors
March 9, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors Odds

33-31TEAM RECORD17-46

Toronto will look to improve on its 17-46 record on Wednesday when they host Utah in NBA odds action at Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors are 17-46 so far on the season, and 27-34-2 ATS vs. the number. The Jazz, meanwhile, are 33-31 and 26-37-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 31-32 and the Jazz go 34-29-1 on the totals.

View Utah vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-95 victory for the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (99.4 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 18 at 100.7 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 102 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

The Jazz were a 131-109 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (240) made winners of OVER bettors. Utah was run off the court by the Knicks on Monday as New York blasted them 131-109 at Madison Square Garden.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 137-136 result against the Nets on March 5. The Raptors covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 273 combined points took the game OVER the total. Andrea Bargnani was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 12 rebounds but New Jersey still won, 137-136, over Toronto on Saturday at O2 Arena.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing New York are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Jazz at Raptors trends to consider:
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Minnesota, Friday, March 11
Toronto home to Indiana, Friday, March 11

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