Raptors vs Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 1/12/24

Utah Jazz (19-20) vs Toronto Raptors (15-23)

Game Info: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Delta Center)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing 8 of their last 12 games. The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning 6 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz prediction.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors beat the Warriors, but they’re coming off losses to the Lakers and Clippers. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 115.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 21.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Scottie Barnes is the third double-digit scorer, and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 6.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz are coming off wins over the 76ers, Bucks and Nuggets. The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.6 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Lauri Markkanen ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (3.2) this season.
  • Collin Sexton ranks 14th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.8%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (16.4).
  • The Jazz ranks 30th in the league for turnover percentage this season (14.0%).
  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.7).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.1%).

Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz prediction

The Toronto Raptors have looked better with the additions of Barrett and Quickley, but they could be without Siakam again and this will be their sixth straight road game. The Raptors probably just want to go home and stop all this traveling. Also, as I've said before, the Jazz continues to win and cover numbers and oddsmakers continue to give out strange lines. The Jazz have won 6 of their last 7 games, and they've covered 8 of their last 10 games. The Brink's Truck is currently in Utah. I'll lay the bucket.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -2.5

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