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Jazz vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Lauri Markkanen and the Utah Jazz (35-36) will look to fend off Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers (31-40) on March 22, 2023. The Jazz are a 4-point favorite.

Jazz vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Jazz odds to win: -180
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +149
  • Spread: Jazz (-4)

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: SportsNet RM and ROOT Sports NW+

Who Will Win Jazz vs. Trail Blazers?

Jazz and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Jazz have a 9-14 record against the spread this season when favored by 4 points or more.

The Trail Blazers have an 11-13-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this year.

Utah’s ATS record is 40-31-0 this season.

The Trail Blazers’ ATS record is 32-38-1 this year.

Jazz Stats & Insights

The Jazz have a +8 scoring differential, putting up 117.4 points per game (sixth in the league) and allowing 117.3 (22nd in the NBA).

The 45.5 rebounds per game the Jazz average rank sixth in the NBA, and are 2.2 more than the 43.3 their opponents pull down per outing.

Utah hits 1.7 more threes per game than the opposition, 13.9 (fifth-most in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.2.

The Jazz’s 113.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 11th in the NBA, and the 113.6 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 21st in the league.

The Jazz have been better offensively at home, where they score 118.7 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 116.2 per game. Defensively, they are better in home games, where they allow 115.5 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to average 119.1 per game.

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers have been outscored by 1.9 points per game (posting 114.2 points per game, 15th in league, while giving up 116.1 per contest, 18th in NBA) and have a -132 scoring differential.

The 41.1 rebounds per game Portland accumulates rank 26th in the league, 1.2 fewer than the 42.3 its opponents grab.

The Trail Blazers connect on 13.1 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league) at a 37.1% rate (ninth-best in NBA), compared to the 12.1 their opponents make, shooting 37.3% from beyond the arc.

The Trail Blazers average 113.5 points per 100 possessions (11th in league), while giving up 115.2 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).

At home Portland is scoring 118.5 points per game, 8.4 more than it is averaging away (110.1).

Jazz Key Players to Watch

Markkanen leads active Jazz players in scoring, tallying 25.4 points per game to go with 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Kelly Olynyk is averaging 12.1 points, 3.4 assists and 5.7 rebounds a game, while Walker Kessler adds 8.7 points, 0.9 assists and 8.4 rebounds per contest.

Markkanen leads active Jazz in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Olynyk averages 0.9 steals per game, while Kessler swats 2.3 shots per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Lillard’s performance this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 32.2 points per game and 7.2 assists per game to go with 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Jusuf Nurkic has per-game averages of 13.2 points, 2.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds this season.

Lillard averages 4.2 made threes per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive effort gets a lift from Matisse Thybulle (1.1 steals per game) and Drew Eubanks (1.1 blocks per game).

Jazz vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Jazz (- 4)
  • Prediction:
    Jazz 119 – Trail Blazers 113

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