Recap - Jazz Defeat Portland 96-94
Utah got 18 points from Alec Burks en route to a 96-94 victory over Portland on Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah did not, however, defeat the Trail Blazers against the spread, which closed at 7.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 198.5.
Utah got 15 points from Derrick Favors and another 13 points from Jeremy Evans. Jamaal Tinsley contributed 7 assists, while Enes Kanter cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Portland got 20 points from J.J. Hickson in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jonny Flynn. Jonny Flynn contributed 11 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Utah were victorious, as the score was 47-40 at the break.
Utah won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-36.