The Portland Trail Blazers (3-6) and Utah Jazz (3-7) square off in group play of the in-season tournament with tip-off from Delta Center set for 9 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Trail Blazers vs. Jazz odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: First meeting; Blazers won 3-1 last year
The Blazers fell 116-110 to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday but covered as 7.5-point dogs. They have lost 3 in a row now but covered in the last 2. F Jerami Grant leads the charge with 22.9 points per game to go with 4.9 boards and 1.9 assists.
The Jazz snapped a 4-game skid by taming the Memphis Grizzlies 127-121 Friday night. They smashed through the Over 230 in that one. C Lauri Markkanen and G Jordan Clarkson each had 26 points in the victory.