Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz - 4/8/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (38-13) vs Portland Trail Blazers (30-20)
Game Info: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -7.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz meet Thursday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 48 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.2 points and 7.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.4 points and 5.4 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.3 points and 2.2 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 home games. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Utah Jazz have been winning and covering machines all season long, but this is a tough spot for them schedule wise considering they played the Suns on the road last night, a back and forth contest that needed overtime to be decided. We could see some tired legs from the Jazz here. The Portland Trail Blazers are a good basketball team that's finally getting healthy and are winning their last five games by an average of 8.2 points. Because of what happened last night, I want the points.