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Raptors are the Best Bet in the NBA

The Utah Jazz were flying high by winning 11 of 13 games, but two brutal losses have seen them fall back to earth in the last week. The Jazz will look to right the ship against the Toronto Raptors in Friday’s slate of NBA action.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games as road favorites.
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of the Raptors' last 22 games.
  • The Jazz are 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games.

Toronto has always relied heavily on its dynamic backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, but they’ve been spreading the scoring around of late. Steady reserve Norman Powell scored 21 points against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, and Terrence Ross (10.7 points per game), Patrick Patterson (7.6) and Cory Joseph (8.9) have made up one of the best bench units in the NBA.

Injuries have ravaged Utah’s backcourt, as George Hill (toe), Rodney Hood (illness) and Dante Exum (knee) didn’t play against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Hill, who missed the team’s last 11 games, could be cleared for tonight.

The Dinos continue to cash spread tickets with ease, as they’ve gone 12-3 ATS in their last 15. Toronto is an NBA-best 19-8-1 ATS on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Utah Jazz installed as 0-point in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 200.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 101-99 result in favor of the Raptors today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Jazz are 18-12 so far on the NBA season, and 16-13-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, are 20-8 and 19-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 16-14 and the Raptors go 19-9 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Toronto injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Toronto Raptors taking on the No. 9-rated Utah Jazz in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah's No. 24-ranked offense averaging 99.1 PPG, against a Toronto Raptors defense that ranks No. 14 at 103 PPG. The Utah Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 46.63% so far, less than the Toronto Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto earned a 116-104 victory over Brooklyn on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Kyle Lowry at Air Canada Centre.

Gordon Hayward went off for 28 points and added 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Sacramento defeated Utah, 94-93 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto's last 22 games
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Utah is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
  • Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Portland, Monday, December 26th
Utah at Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 27th

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