NBA Basketball - Preview

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz meet at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Trail Blazers were a 108-106 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors.

The Jazz were a 112-102 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors.

Portland:
Team record: 17-4 SU, 15-6 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games on the road

When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Dallas are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Utah:
Team record: 4-18 SU, 9-12-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Portland

When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Portland home to Houston, Thursday, December 12
Utah at Sacramento, Wednesday, December 11