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Trail Blazers vs Jazz NBA Game Preview

Portland Trail BlazersUtah Jazz
April 26, 8:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Odds

28-37TEAM RECORD35-30

EnergySolutions Arena features an NBA battle between the host Utah Jazz and the visiting Portland Trail Blazers in betting action on Thursday.

The Jazz bring a 35-30 record (33-30-2 ATS) to the battle against the 28-37 Trail Blazers, who are 31-34 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 33-31-1 so far and the Trail Blazers go 35-30.

View Portland vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 12 and the Trail Blazers at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-98 result in favor of the Jazz.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 4-ranked offense (99.7 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 18 at 97.8 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.7% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 99.8 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in home scoring.

Portland was a 124-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 213 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Portland was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 124-89 at AT&T Center.

Utah was a 100-88 winner in its last match at home against the Suns. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 188 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Jazz got a 26-point performance from Paul Millsap, who added 15 rebounds as Utah ran past Phoenix 100-88 on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Trail Blazers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 13 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Portland's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Portland
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games