Jazz vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 12/14/23

Portland Trail Blazers (6-16) vs Utah Jazz (7-16)

Game Info: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are riding a 4-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz rebounded from losses to the Mavericks, Clippers, and Thunder with a win over the Knicks. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off losses to the Jazz, Warriors, Mavericks, and Clippers. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 106.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 28.5 points and 2.3 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 22.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.0).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for field goal percentage this season (43.3%).
  • The Jazz rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.9).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (9.4).

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

The Portland Trail Blazers are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, and they're a better team with the return of Anfernee Simons. However, Portland could once again be without Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton and Malcolm Brogdon. The Jazz and Trail Blazers went into overtime a couple of weeks ago, and Utah ended up winning. I'm not thrilled to lay points with either of these teams, especially one of these teams with so many injuries. Give me the points with the Jazz if forced to pick.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +3.5

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