Jazz vs Raptors Prediction - NBA Picks 12/23/23

Toronto Raptors (11-16) vs Utah Jazz (10-18)

Game Info: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing 7 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz beat the Nets and Pistons this week, while also losing to the Cavaliers. The Utah Jazz are averaging 112.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 119.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.3 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors beat the Hornets, but they’re coming off losses to the Nuggets and 76ers. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 48 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.6 points and 9.2 rebounds. O.G. Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer, and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (71.5%) this season.
  • Dennis Schroder ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (73.4%).
  • The Raptors rank 3rd in the league for assists per game this season (28.9).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (16.9).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.4).

Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors prediction

The Toronto Raptors are the better, more complete team and should be favored, but I'm not sure bout laying this many points, especially with them on the end of a back to back. The Raptors just can't string anything together and the offense has been in a funk as they've scored 111 or fewer points in 3 of their last 4 games. The Utah Jazz have the rest advantage, and they've covered 4 of their last 6 games. This is a bet against the Raptors more than anything. Give me the road dog.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +6

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