Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz: 12/23/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 23, 2020

Northwest Division foes meet when the Portland Trail Blazers (0-0) host the Utah Jazz (0-0) at Moda Center, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. The Jazz are 1-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 229.

Betting Information

Trail Blazers vs Jazz Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -1 -110 -110 229 -110 -110
Place a bet on Portland Trail Blazers or the Utah Jazz for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

Portland and Utah have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Trail Blazers have a 2-1 record against the spread when taking on the Jazz.

Trail Blazers vs Jazz in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/7/2020 Jazz Jazz -11 229.5 -593 442 Regular Season 117-114 UTA
2/1/2020 Jazz Trail Blazers -6 227.5 -244 200 Regular Season 124-107 POR
12/26/2019 Jazz Jazz -5.5 221.5 -220 179 Regular Season 121-115 UTA
1/30/2019 Trail Blazers Regular Season 132-105 POR
1/21/2019 Jazz Regular Season 109-104 POR
12/25/2018 Jazz Regular Season 117-96 UTA
12/21/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 120-90 UTA
4/11/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 102-93 POR
2/23/2018 Jazz Regular Season 100-81 POR
2/11/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 115-96 UTA
  • 2/7/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic, Hassan Whiteside
  • 2/1/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 12/26/2019 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic; Jazz: Mike Conley
  • Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland covered in just 34 of 80 matchups last season.
    • When favored by at least 1 points, the Trail Blazers struggled to a 19-20-1 record ATS last season.
    • In 46 of 80 (57.5%) contests last season, Portland and its opponents hit the over.
    Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.

    Jazz Betting Information

    • Utah had a losing record against the spread, going 36-42-1 ATS (covering only 45.6% of the time).
    • When they were at least 1-point underdogs, the Jazz fared well, going 26-32-1 against the spread.
    • In the majority of Utah’s games this year, the teams combined to hit the over (43 out of 79 games, 54.4%).
    Bet on the Utah Jazz to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 43 of 80 outings (53.8%) last year, the Trail Blazers and their opponents put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 229 points.
    • Utah and its opponents added up to score more than 229 points in 36.7% of their games last year (29 of 79 opportunities).
    • The two teams averaged a combined 2.9 fewer points per game last season (226.1) than this game’s over/under of 229 points.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 3.8 less points per game last season (225.2) than this matchup’s total of 229 points.
    • The Trail Blazers’ average point total in outings last year was 230.9, 1.9 points higher than the over/under in this game.
    • Jazz games last year averaged an over/under of 220.4 points, 8.6 less than the point total in this matchup.
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    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • Damian Lillard scored 30.0 points per game and dished out 8.0 assists per contest last season.
    • Robert Covington grabbed 8.0 rebounds per game.
    • Lillard had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He hit 4.1 shots from deep per game.
    • Covington recorded 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game.

    Jazz Leaders

    • Donovan Mitchell averaged 24.0 points per game last season.
    • Rudy Gobert collected 13.5 rebounds per game and Joe Ingles dished out 5.2 assists per outing.
    • Bojan Bogdanovic had a strong showing from long distance a season ago. He connected on 3.0 shots from deep per game.
    • Mitchell grabbed 1.0 steal per game. Gobert collected 2.0 blocks a game.
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