On Friday night, the Jazz won 134-133 over the Suns. Markkanen scored a career-high 38 points on 15-of-18 shooting. Utah’s offense has been a key reason for its success. The Jazz entered Friday ranked eighth in offensive rating (115. 4) and fifth in scoring (116. 6 points per game). But the defense isn’t bad, either. The Jazz rank ninth in defensive rating (112. 1). Their net rating of plus-2. 5 ranks seventh. The Blazers net rating of plus-2.
07 ranks 11th. These two teams will meet again in Utah on Dec. 3. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS. UTAH JAZZWhat: Trail Blazers (10-5) vs. Jazz (11-6), 7 p. m., Saturday. Where: Moda Center. Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM). TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1). Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial).
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz: Game preview, time, TV channel, how to watch free live stream onlinePORTLAND, OREGON - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Chauncey Billups and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers talk during the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Moda Center on November 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)If you circled Saturday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz on the schedule as a must-watch matchup between two Western Conference powers then you saw something not many others could see.
Lauri Markkanen and Mike Conley Jr. chipped in with 13 and 10 points, respectively. The Jazz has been solid offensively as they average 1116. 6 PPG which ranks seventh in the NBA while they have an offensive rating of 114. 9 PPG. On the road, however, Utah is averaging just 113. 8 PPG compared to 121. 2 PPG at home. This season, the Jazz have been led by Markkanen who's averaging 21. 3 PPG while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.
7 PPG which ranks sixth in the NBA. Portland will be without Keon Johnson, Gary Payton II, and Olivier Sarr. Best Bets Full-Game Side Bet Rating: Portland is already at home waiting for the Jazz who have to host the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Although the Jazz has been solid, this is a tough matchup for them as Portland is one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Portland should be able to contain Utah's offense - which will also likely not be as potent given it is a back-to-back. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, have been solid at home and they are hitting their stride with McCollum and Simmons playing well. With the Jazz being on the back-to-back, take Portland here to cover the spread.
Anfernee Simmons and Jusuf Nurkic also chipped in with 24 and 17 points. The Trail Blazers have been led by Lillard who's averaging 27. 6 PPG, Simmons who's averaging 22. 5, and Jerami Grant who's averaging 20. 1. Nurkic, meanwhile, chips in with 13 PPG while Sharpe is averaging 10. As a team, they are averaging 46. 6% from the field and 39. 1% from three. Offensively, they are averaging just 109. 7 PPG which ranks 22nd while their offensive rating ranks 14th at 112. 5. Defensively, they have been solid as they allow just 107.
The players they received in return, Lauri Markkanen and Collin Sexton (both from Cleveland), as well as Malik Beasley, Walker Kessler, Leandro Bolmaro and Jarred Vanderbilt (all from Minnesota) were not expected by most to impact winning. Nevertheless, Markkanen is having a breakthrough season while Sexton is back to playing well after missing 71 games last season because of a knee injury. Also, Beasley and Kessler are providing solid depth while Vanderbilt is starting. They all joined Mike Conley Jr., Jordan Clarkson and Kelly Olynyk (acquired from Detroit). Just like that, Danny Ainge, CEO of basketball operations, has assembled a winner that has already defeated several winning teams, such as Denver, New Orleans, Memphis (twice), the LA Clippers, Atlanta and Phoenix.
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9 and Collin Sexton is averaging 13. 3. As a team, they are shooting 46. 5% from the field and 36. 7% from three. Utah will be without Rudy Gay. Trail Blazers End HomestandPortland ends its three-game homestand on Saturday with a game against the Utah Jazz and is 1-1 so far on the homestand. The Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-110 on Tuesday before losing to the Brooklyn Nets 109-107 on Thursday. In the game against the Nets, Portland was led by Damian Lillard who had a double-double with 25 points and 11 assists while off the bench, Shaedon Sharpe had 20 points.
Prediction: Trail Blazers -4 Full-Game Total Pick The under is also the way to go here as you have Utah coming on a back-to-back while Portland is one of the better defensive teams in the NBA. The Trail Blazers is 9-4-2 in hitting the under this season while we have seen Utah's offense not be as good on the road, compared to at home. Along with that, the pace of play will likely be slower with the Jazz being on no rest. This season, Utah is playing at a pace of 103 which ranks 11th while Portland plays at a pace of 99. 3 which is tied for 27th. Meanwhile, in Utah's last 10 games they are averaging 229.
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