The Portland Trail Blazers (11-11) close out a 2-game road trip Saturday against the Utah Jazz (14-11). Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena.
The Trail Blazers last played Wednesday when they lost 128-109 at the Los Angeles Lakers and failed to cover as 6-point underdogs. Portland has lost 3 straight games and 7 of their last 8.
The Jazz are playing the 4th game of a 6-game homestand. They beat the Indiana Pacers 139-119 Friday as 4-point favorites. Utah has won 2 straight outings following a 5-game skid from Nov.21-28.
Trail Blazers at Jazz odds
- Moneyline (ML): Trail Blazers +150 (bet $100 to win $150) | Trail Blazers -175 (bet $175 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Trail Blazers +4.5 (-115) | Jazz -4.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Trail Blazers at Jazz key injuries
- G Josh Hart (ankle) doubtful
- G Keon Johnson (hip) out
- G Damian Lillard (calf) out
- G Mike Conley (leg) out
- F Rudy Gay (hand) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Trail Blazers at Jazz picks and predictions
Jazz 119, Trail Blazers 113
The Jazz are 8-3 at home this season and have won their last 2 games of the homestand, scoring 125 points or more in both.
The Blazers have lost 5 of their last 6 on the road.
Utah beat Portland on the road 118-113 Nov. 19.
But the line is just a little too expensive to bet the Jazz here.
Both teams are better ATS than their win-loss record. Portland is 13-9 ATS this season and Utah is 15-10 ATS.
However, the Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and have covered the spread in only 1 of their last 5 losses.
The Jazz have covered the spread in 3 of their last 4 games and their last 2 wins on the homestand were by at least 13 points.
BET JAZZ -4.5 (-105).
The Trail Blazers have allowed 118 or more points in 3 of their last 4 games.
The Jazz have scored 125 or more in their last 2 games and have averaged 119.4 points per game in their last 10.