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The division rival Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Rose Garden.

The Jazz were a 105-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors.

Portland was a 111-109 loser in its last match at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 220 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Utah:
Team record: 19-34 SU, 25-27-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Portland:
Team record: 36-18 SU, 29-25 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Utah
is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Utah home to Minnesota, Saturday, February 22
Portland home to Minnesota, Sunday, February 23