Blazers vs Jazz Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -9
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (32-18, 2nd in the Northwest Division) host the Portland Trail Blazers (23-28, 4th in the Northwest Division) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Friday, February 7, 2020. Portland opens this contest as 9 point dogs. The total has been set at 226.5.
The Blazers are covering the spread 40.8% of the time, having gone 20-29-2 ATS. Utah covers the spread 51.0% of the time, going 25-24-1 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/20 SF Nassir Little Ankle is downgraded to out Thursday vs San Antonio
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Damian Lillard averages 29.7 points per game in 37.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 24.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 113.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Blazers allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 16th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Jazz surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Blazers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 26th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Utah is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Jazz are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 8th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -9
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