The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Salt Lake City, UT on Friday for a game against the Jazz but first must face the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. In their last game, the Trail Blazers were defeated by the Denver Nuggets by the score of 127-99. Damian Lillard led the way for the Trail Blazers scoring 21 points while going 8 of 23 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Lillard also led Portland in assists on the night with 9, while playing a total of 30 minutes against the Nuggets. Caleb Swanigan led the Trail Blazers in rebounds in the game with 10, including 3 coming offensively.
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Head to Head
These teams have played 191 regular season games with Lakers holding a commanding lead 103 to 88. They have played each other twice this season and each team has one once. The Jazz won in Utah 121-115 and the Trail Blazers won in Portland 124-107.
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Stats
Currently, the Trail Blazers have a record of 23-28 and are in 4th place in the Northwest Division. Portland is led by point guard Damian Lillard who is averaging a team leading 29.7 points per game on the season. Lillard is also the team leader in assists and is averaging 7.9 assists per game. Hassan Whiteside leads the Trail Blazers in rebounding and is averaging 13.9 per game. The Trail Blazers enter their game on Friday with 1 player listed on their injury report as Nassir Little is day to day.
The Utah welcome the Portland Trail Blazers to town on Friday after losing their last game by the score of 98-95 against the Denver Nuggets. Mike Conley led the Jazz in points on the night as he recorded 21 points while shooting 6 of 13 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free throw line. Joe Ingles led Utah in assists as he recorded 6 on the night in the 30 minutes that he played against the Nuggets. Rudy Gobert led the Jazz in rebounds on the night as he recorded 14, including 4 offensively.
The Utah Jazz are currently 32-18 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Northwest Division. Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 24.5. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz in rebounds per game as he has averaged 14.5 per game. Joe Ingles is the assists leader for the Jazz as he is averaging 5.1 per game. The Jazz enter Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.
The Portland Trail Blazers have recorded an average of 113.3 points per game this season while allowing 115 points per game. The Utah Jazz have scored 110.8 points per game this year while allowing 106.8 points per game. As of Thursday afternoon, the Trail Blazers are 4-1 in their last 5 games while the Jazz are 0-5.
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz News
Missing players Trail Blazers: Justin Moore(Undisclosed) is questionable.
Missing players Jazz: No reports of injuries.
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Odds
Spread: -8.5 Jazz
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Predictions
The Portland Trail Blazers have recorded an average of 113.3 points per game this season while allowing 115 points per game. The Utah Jazz have scored 110.8 points per game this year while allowing 106.8 points per game. The Trail Blazers are 10-17 on the road this season while the Jazz are 18-5 at home. With Portland struggling on the road and having to play the night before, I believe this game is just what the Jazz need to get back on track. I am going with the Jazz in this one, but I do believe that the Trail Blazers will beat the spread. Utah wins 115-110 but Portland keep its close.