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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz

November 14, 2023

A pair of Northwest Division rivals will square off when the Portland Trail Blazers travel to Salt Lake City, Utah to face the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center with the game scheduled to start at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday night.

The post-Damian Lillard era has not gotten off to a great start for the Portland Trail Blazers as they enter this game in 12th place in the Western Conference with a record of 3-6 and are on a three-game losing streak following a 110-116 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday while covering the 8.5-points spread as a road underdog. The Trail Blazers have been one of the worst teams in the NBA as they enter this game averaging the fewest points per game with an average of 106.44 points per game while having an above-average defense that is allowing an average of 113 points per game. Portland has not defeated a team with a winning record this season with their best win coming on the road against the Toronto Raptors who currently have a record of 5-5, however, they will face one of the worst teams in the Western Conference when they travel to face the Utah Jazz.

The Utah Jazz continue to struggle this season as they are in 14th place in the Western Conference with a record of 3-7, however, they finally ended their four-game losing streak on Friday with a win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies by a score of 127-121 who have accounted for two of the wins that the Jazz have had this season. The three wins for Utah have come against teams with losing records as they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers who have a record of 3-6 and they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies twice who have the worst record in the Western Conference with a record of 2-8. The Jazz are allowing the 5th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 121.6 points per game while scoring 120 points per game which is slightly above the 115.31 points per game average for the rest of the NBA.

BookMaker has the Utah Jazz listed as 7-point favorites at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Utah has won six of the last ten while Portland has won the previous three meetings in a row including three of the four matchups last season. The Jazz are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Trail Blazers are 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Portland Trail Blazers are 5-4 ATS overall, 4-2 ATS on the road, and 5-4 ATS as an underdog this season while the Utah Jazz are 4-6 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS at home, 1-0 ATS as a favorite, and 1-1 ATS in division games on the year.

Neither team is projected to be good this season and both enter this game with losing records, however, Portland has been the better team most recently in the series, having won the previous three meetings while also going 3-0 ATS in those contests. The Trail Blazers have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they enter this game with a record of 5-4 ATS overall and 4-2 ATS on the road while the Jazz are 4-6 ATS overall and 2-2 ATS at home. Take the points with the Portland Trail Blazers when they face the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +7