Raptors face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz
25-22 February 03, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena 16-31



The Jazz will try to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Raptors in basketball action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 16-31 so far on the season, and 23-23-1 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 25-22 and 29-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 22-25 and the Raptors go 24-23 on the totals.

View Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jazz rated this week at No. 21 and the Raptors sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-85 result in favor of the Raptors today.

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In their last action, Toronto was a 106-103 loser on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Toronto got 36 points from DeMar DeRozan en route to a 106-103 loss at the hands of Toronto on Saturday at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Utah was a 102-87 loser on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Utah got 23 points and 14 rebounds from Enes Kanter in a losing cause in a 102-87 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Raptors rank No. 14 in the league with 43.43 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 6.64 per game, while the Raptors rate No. 8 with 8.34 per contest.

Next up:
Toronto at Sacramento, Wednesday, February 5th
Utah at Dallas, Friday, February 7th
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