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Trail Blazers face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Portland Trail BlazersUtah Jazz
Feb 1, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Odds

23-22TEAM RECORD25-21

Portland travels to Utah on Friday, hoping to boost its 23-22 mark with a victory over the Jazz.

The Jazz sport records of 25-21 and 22-23-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 23-22 and 20-23-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-23-1 for the Jazz and 21-24 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Jazz sat as 5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Jazz will win this game 99-97.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 17-rated squad against Portland's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 24 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 101.3 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.

Portland won its last outing, a 106-104 result against the Mavericks on January 29. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland got 29 points and 13 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 106-104 victory over Dallas on Tuesday at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Utah was a 104-99 winner at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jazz got a 25-point performance from Paul Millsap, who added 10 rebounds as Utah ran past New Orleans 104-99 on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Trail Blazers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 12 games on the road
Portland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Utah
Portland is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Utah is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Portland
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Utah, Saturday, February 2
Utah at Portland, Saturday, February 2