Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers (By: Khum)
Utah Jazz - Portland Trailblazers
Utah is finally turning into the defensive team that everyone expected coming into the season. The Jazz lead the NBA this month with a 101.7 defensive rating, led by reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and the runner-up Rookie of the Year Donovan Mitchell. The big man is dominating opponents on the glass, averaging 20 rebounds over his last four games, but he will be tested by Jusuf Nurkic and red-hot Portland.
The Jazz have played UNDER the total in 15 out of their last 20 games, in 10 out of their last 12 home games and in 6 out of their last 7 against Western Conference opponents.
On the other hand Portland's recent success came along with their rediscovered defensive efficieny, so they kept the totals UNDER the projected line in 10 out of their 14 games, in 4 out of their last 5 road games and in all their last 4 games played against teams with winning record.
I expect a Jazz win here and the total number of points to stay UNDER 218 points.
Let's go green!
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Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers predictions
|Under 218 points scored in the game||Pinnacle||1.99||9||104-109 WON (+8.91 units)|
Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Khum).