Jazz at Trail Blazers 12/21/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:12 PM ET

Jazz at Trail Blazers 12/21/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Utah Jazz look to inch closer to .500 on the season when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Utah defeated the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday 108-103. The Jazz were led by Joe Ingles with 20 points and Rudy Gobert scored 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. The Jazz won despite shooting just 39.8% from the field and committing 16 turnovers to just 12 by Golden State.

Portland is coming off a 99-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 24 points. Portland outrebounded the Grizzlies 53-36 in the game. Lillard scored 15 points in the third quarter to help the Trail Blazers extend their lead. Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring with an average of 20.9 points per game. The leading rebounder is Rudy Gobert with an average of 12.4 per game, while Ricky Rubio is the leader in assists with an average of 6.1 per game. As a team, Utah is shooting 45.8% from the field and 33.5% from 3-point territory.

Damian Lillard is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 27.2 points and 6.0 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic is the leader in rebounding with an average of 10.1 per game. CJ McCollum is the second leading scorer with an average of 21.5 points per game. The Trail Blazers are averaging 45.9% from the field and 36.1% from three-point territory.

Portland has enjoyed success against Utah at home covering the number in 5 of the last 6 at the Moda Center. Portland has covered 15 of its last 20 at home versus an opponent with a losing record at home. Utah has failed to cover each of its last 5 on the road and each of its last 5 versus Northwest teams. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win and cover ATS 114-109.

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