Portland Blazers at Utah Jazz Basketball Betting Tips 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 5.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 28-19. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.4 as they average 112.5 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 26-21 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 108.4 points per game and surrender 104.9, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 22-25-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 23-22-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 23-24-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/15/19 PG Raul Neto Groin is out indefinitely
01/08/19 PG Ricky Rubio Thigh is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum averages 20.6 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.0 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Portland averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 104.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.7 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Utah is 22nd in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Blazers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Portland is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Utah is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Jazz are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +5.5
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