Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors - 3/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
Photo by Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Toronto Raptors (17-23) vs Utah Jazz (29-11)
Game Info: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: SN, AT&T Sportsnet - Roc Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Utah Jazz and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Utah Jazz need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.6 points and 5.4 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18 points and 2.2 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors need a win here to snap a six game losing streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 19.8 points and 4.7 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games. The over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The over is 6-2 in Raptors last 8 overall. The Jazz are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 3-14 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Utah Jazz have cooled off big time over the last week and they're fresh off a loss last night to the Wizards where they didn't play a lick of defense. The Toronto Raptors are piling up the losses, but they got most of their team back and have the rest advantage here. With Siakam, VanVleet and others back in the mix, the Raptors have betting value again. I'll take the points with the Raptors at home.