Toronto Raptors (45-18) vs Utah Jazz (41-22)
NBA: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM at Vivint Smart Home Arena
Spread: Toronto Raptors (+5), Utah Jazz (-5)
Toronto Looking To Extend Their Winning Streak
The Toronto Raptors are currently on a three-game winning streak. Over the last 10 games the Raptors are 6-4. A lot of people didn’t expect the Raptors, who are the defending champion to be having such a great season after Kawhi Leonard left via free agency. However, Pascal Siakam have taken his game to another level this season. He is averaging 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game. His growth as a player has still kept the Raptors on a championship contender level in the eastern conference. On the offensive end Toronto averages 113 points per game and that ranks 10th in the NBA. The Raptors boast an elite defense. They allow opposing teams to score 106 points per game and that ranks 2nd in the NBA.
Utah Looking To Continue Their Winning Streak
The Utah Jazz are currently on a five-game winning streak. To start the season the Jazz were inconsistent, but it seems like they have found the right type of chemistry as a team. On the offensive end Utah average 111 points per game and that ranks 16th in the NBA. The Jazz are an elite three-point shooting team. They shoot 38 percent from the field and that ranks 2nd in the NBA. Utah allow opposing teams to score 107 points per game and that ranks 9th in the NBA.
Toronto Betting Trends
- Toronto is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- The Raptors are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games
- Toronto is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Utah
- Toronto is 7-1 in their last 8 games against Utah
Utah Betting Trends
- Utah is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games
- The jazz is 5-0 SU in their last 5games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against Toronto
- Utah is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home
- The Jazz are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet is questionable with a shoulder injury. Center Dewan Hernandez is questionable with an ankle injury.
Free NBA Game Pick
This game features two of the best teams in the NBA. The Raptors having been playing great all season long. Over there last 10 head to head meetings the Raptors lead 8-2. Toronto have won the last three head to head matchups against the Jazz. Utah’s offense ranks second in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 38 percent per game. However, Toronto’s defense only allows opponents to shoot 33 percent from the three-point line and that ranks 1st in the NBA. I believe this game will be won on the defensive end of the court and Toronto has the better defense. Pascal Siakam will lead the Raptors to the road win. I will take the UNDER for this game. Toronto 110. Utah 102.