Portland Trailblazers versus Utah Jazz Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-2-2013


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The 26-21 Utah Jazz will travel to conclude a home and home series with the 23-23 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. This back to back contest will tip off from Portland at 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds in this contest has the home team Portland Trailblazers favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 195 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds opened up a few hours ago.

Utah has a road record this season of 9-16 straight up. This is the second game of a home and home series. The Jazz are coming off the 86-77 home win against the Portland Trailblazers as a -5 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 195 points. The Jazz shot 43.2% from the floor and 4 of 15 from three. They pull down 7 more boards than the Trailblazers. Al Jefferson led the team with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 10 of 22 from the floor. Utah has been playing good of late with seven wins over their past nine games. They have held opponents to under 100 points in six of their past nine games.

The Trailblazers are 16-8 on their home court. In their loss to Utah on Friday the team had a very poor night shooting making just 36.7% from the field and 7 of 20 from three. Rookie point guard Damian Lilliard had 26 points and 5 assists on 10 of 23 shooting. Portland has dropped six of their past eight games. They are a bottom third team in the league in field goal and three point shooting. The Trailblazers hit on 43.7% from the floor and 33.7% from three.