Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (24-28) at Utah Jazz (32-18)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -8.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.7 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost three of their last four road games.
The Utah Jazz need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.5 points and 4.2 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Jazz are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 8-1 in Trail Blazers last 9 overall. The under is 7-2 in Jazz last 9 Friday games. The Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Utah.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back and haven't had much success on the road, but they're playing their best stretch of basketball right now and have both Dame and CJ playing at a very high level. The Utah Jazz went from the hottest team in the league to dropping five straight, and they're losing those games by an average of 8.4 points while allowing 48.8 percent shooting from the field. The Portland Trail Blazers have also won five of the last eight meetings against the Jazz, which includes a 17 point win last week. Give me the points.