The Portland Trail Blazers are battling to stay out of the Western Conference play-in tournament, while the Utah Jazz are trying to finish as the conference’s top seed. The teams close their regular-season series on Wednesday night from Salt Lake City with the NBA odds dependent on Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley and whether they return from injury.
How to Bet Blazers at Jazz NBA Odds & TV Info
- When: Wednesday, 9:30 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena
- TV: ESPN
- Stream: ESPN app
Why Bet on Utah? | NBA Betting LinesThe Jazz were upset 119-116 at Golden State on Monday to end a five-game winning streak. Dubs star Steph Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left and had 36 points. The Jazz are still without injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley and it’s not thought either will play here.
Jordan Clarkson hit 16-of-33 shots and 5-of-16 3-pointers for a season-high 41 points in the loss. Clarkson is the front-runner for Sixth Man of the Year and just missed his career high by a point. He hit a huge late 3-pointer, giving the Jazz a brief lead after they trailed by as many as 18 points.
The 28-year-old has now scored 20-plus points in four straight games, a span in which he’s averaging 28.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.8 three-pointers and 0.8 steals while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. Clarkson is averaging career highs in points (18.0), rebounds (4.1) and three-pointers (3.0) through 65 games this season.
Rudy Gobert finished the night with 10 points and 16 boards. Bojan Bogdanovic had 27 points and six rebounds in the loss. After a seven-point struggle April 26 Bogdanovic has been on fire, scoring 24, 22, 34, 25, 24, 48, 20 and 27 points in each of his last eight games.
Bogdanovic pointed to the Jazz’s turnovers, 15 of them leading to 26 points for Golden State, as the biggest issue.
“When you turn the ball over, it’s tough to play defense, especially against this kind of team and you have Steph Curry shooting from everywhere, basically,” he said. “That was probably the reason why we lost the game. It’s not about our offense.”
The Jazz are currently knocking down 16.9 three per contest, which is a league best and on pace to set an NBA record for most threes per contest in a single season, while only giving up 10.9 threes per game.
- Jazz 114, Trail Blazers 112
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