The Portland Trail Blazers take on the Utah Jazz on December 3 (Saturday) at the Vivint Arena in NBA regular season action.
The Portland Trail Blazers come into this game on the back of a very disappointing run of results, losing all of their last three games. Their most recent defeat came against the Los Angeles Lakers with a scoreline of 109-128.
The Utah Jazz, on the other hand, have been phenomenal this season as they have defied all expectations and come into this game on the back of a two-game win streak. The betting odds and predictions are given below:
The Jazz are currently 14-11 and sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference standings. They exceeded expectations at this stage of the competition after two of their main stars left in the off-season. In their last game, they won quite comprehensively against the Pacers with a 139-119 result. It was Lauri Markkanen who once again starred for the Utah side and took them home.
The Finnish forward has been a revelation for the Jazz, leading the side in both points as well as rebounds. He is currently averaging nearly 22 points per game in addition to nine rebounds a night. He is coming off a brilliant performance against the Pacers where he led all scorers with 24 points.
For the Trail Blazers, it has been Jeremy Grant who has been phenomenal this campaign. It was probably the best month of his career, scoring nearly 25 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game in November. He has been in terrific form in the last four games, averaging nearly 33 points a night.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Match Details
Fixture: Portland Trail Blazers @ Utah Jazz
Date & Time: Friday, December 2, 9:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Injury Report
Damian Lillard is set to miss out for the Portland side with a calf injury.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Betting Odds & Spreads
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Starting 5s
Trail Blazers : PG A. Simons SG J. Winslow SF Jerami Grant PF T. Watford C Jusuf Nurkic
Jazz : PG M. Conley (GTD) SG J. Clarkson SF L. Markkanen PF J. Vanderbilt C Kelly Olynyk
Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Betting Prediction
The Utah side are much stronger at the moment. The Blazers aren’t at full strength and have shown their lack of quality when Lillard isn’t on the court.
The Jazz have been superb lately and the combination of Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson has set the NBA alight. They have a brilliant home record, winning eight of their 11 games at the Vivint Arena.