utah jazz 126 vs toronto raptors 119

ANALYSIS

On Friday, the Jazz travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors in a battle of two teams fighting for a spot in the playoffs. This is the final matchup between the two squads this season, with the Jazz taking the first, a little over a week ago 131-128 led by Lauri Markkanen’s 28 points.

The Jazz (27-29) have surprised most this season, a half game out of a spot in the play-in tournament and playing better than projected after trading away superstar Donovan Mitchell and all star Rudy Gobert. Just yesterday, the Jazz decided to pull the trigger on yet another trade with big implications on the NBA. As part of a three team trade, Utah parted ways with: Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Mike Conley, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and received: Russell Westbrook, Juan Toscano-Anderson, and Damian Jones. Newly acquired Westbrook is averaging 15.9 points, 7.5 assists, and 6.2 rebounds in 52 games for the Lakers this season. 

The Raptors come in tied for 10th in the East at 26-30. Friday will be the second game of a crucial five game homestand. The next two weeks could decide which direction the Raptors’ season will go in. Toronto is led by what many consider to be one of the biggest all star snubs, Pascal Siakam. Siakam is having a career year, averaging 25.0 points and 8.0 rebounds, as well as 6.2 assists per game.

WHY BET ON THE utah jazz

The total has gone over in each of Utah’s past 6 games on the road. Despite a subpar 9-17 road record, the Jazz are 14-12 ATS.

WHY BET ON THE toronto raptors

Toronto is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home. The Raptors are 14-8 as a home favorite this season, while going 13-19 ATS.

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Jan-12th
TOR
under
113
:
145
UTA
Feb-10th
UTA
over
122
:
116
TOR
Feb-1st
TOR
under
128
:
131
UTA
Oct-1st
UTA
under
82
:
114
TOR
Jan-7th
UTA
under
108
:
122
TOR
Nov-18th
TOR
under
103
:
119
UTA

UTA GAMES

UTA
under
116
:
123
GSW
UTA
over
110
:
109
LAC
HOU
under
121
:
124
UTA
DEN
over
111
:
95
UTA
UTA
under
110
:
118
GSW

TOR GAMES

TOR
under
103
:
118
MIA
TOR
under
103
:
125
MIA
TOR
under
102
:
106
BKN
IND
over
140
:
123
TOR
WAS
under
122
:
130
TOR

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
44
Tech Fouls
51
Minutes
241.5
AVG Minutes
241.5
Assists
27.2
AVG Assists
28.5
Points
115.7
Points
112.4
Rebounds
33.2
Avd Defensive Rebounds
31.8