Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz Odds
The Jazz will hit the floor running against the visiting Toronto Raptors on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 10-10 so far on the season, and 8-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 4-15 and 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 10-9-1 and the Raptors go 11-8 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Jazz) and the No. 26 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-94 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.2 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.2 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 107-100 result against the Kings on December 5. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Toronto got 34 points from Kyle Lowry en route to a 107-100 loss at the hands of Toronto on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Utah won its last outing, an 87-81 result against the Magic on December 5. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 168 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Al Jefferson poured in 31 points for Utah on Wednesday, as they defeated Orlando 87-81 at EnergySolutions Arena.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Raptors at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing Utah
Utah is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 12 games at home
Toronto at LA Clippers, Sunday, December 9
Utah at LA Lakers, Sunday, December 9