Jazz vs Blazers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -5
Moda Center is the site where Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers (21-27, 4th in the Northwest Division) will play the Utah Jazz (32-16, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Saturday. Utah opens this contest as 5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 226.
The Jazz are covering 53.2% of the time, having gone 25-22-1 ATS. Portland is covering 39.1% of the time, going 18-28-2 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
01/30/20 SF Carmelo Anthony Personal is out Friday vs LA Lakers
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 24.6 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.8 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 14.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Hassan Whiteside scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 14.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Damian Lillard averages 29.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 111.2 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.0 per game. The Jazz allow 106.7 points per contest, which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 11th in the NBA with 113.0 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.75. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.9. The Blazers are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Blazers give up 114.8 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Portland is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Blazers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 26th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th 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.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -5
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