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NBA Game Preview - Raptors underdogs vs Jazz at Utah

Toronto RaptorsUtah Jazz
Jan 25, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz Odds

5-13TEAM RECORD10-5

The visiting Raptors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

The Jazz sport records of 10-5 and 9-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 5-13 and 9-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-8 for the Jazz and 6-11-1 for the Raptors.

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Betting Line:
Utah opened as 11-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 186 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Jazz and the No. 20-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-85 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 9-rated squad against Toronto's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 28 in the league with 3.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.4 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 94.3 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

The Raptors were a 99-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Andrea Bargnani poured in 36 points for Toronto on Tuesday, as they defeated Phoenix 99-96 at US Airways Center.

The Jazz were a 108-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. The Jazz got a 26-point performance from Paul Millsap as Utah ran past Minnesota 108-98 on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Raptors at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Toronto's last 23 games
Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Denver, Friday, January 27
Utah at Dallas, Friday, January 27

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