The Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz will both be looking to extend their winning ways when they square off at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday night in a matchup of legitimate NBA Finals hopefuls. With both teams looking to remain red-hot, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NBA Odds for the Raptors vs Jazz.
Raptors vs Jazz 2020 NBA Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena
- TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
- NBA Odds: Utah Jazz -4 / Total: 225
It’s @TangerineHoops Raptors Game Day!Last stop: Salt Lake City, UT. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/HAA8tpuFLi — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 9, 2020
Why Bet On Toronto at +4
The Raptors have won three straight and come into this affair off a hard-fought 118-113 win over Sacramento on Sunday night.
Norman Powell scored a team-high 31 points while Kyle Lowry added 30 points and eight assists. All-star forward Pascal Siakam added 23 points and eight rebounds in the win. Toronto got all, but seven of their points from their starters as their reserves continued their recent struggles.
“I don’t know what else to say other than there’s a group of them that were riding a wave of playing very well and now they’re in a little bit of a downturn,” coach Nick Nurse told reporters of the bench. “. … They don’t seem to be nearly as impactful. I don’t know what it is. They just, like I said, they look really uncomfortable out there all of a sudden.”
Serge Ibaka added 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the win to help the Raptors improve to 22-9 on the road as they look to finish up a five-game road trip in style.
- Points/G: 113.2
- Field Goal %: 45.9
- 3-Point %: 37.2
- Free Throw %: 79.9
- Rebounds/G: 45.1
- Points/G: 106.8
- Field Goal %: 42.9
- 3-Point %: 33.7
- Free Throw %: 76.9
- Rebounds/G: 46.5
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
- Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
- Raptors are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Raptors are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Raptors are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Why Bet On Utah at -4
The Jazz have won five straight and come into this matchup off a 111-105 win over Detroit on Saturday that saw
Bojan Bogdanovic put up a team-high 32 points while all-star guard Donovan Mitchell added 25 points in the win. Now, the Jazz are looking for consistency after some wild swings. Prior to their five-game run in the win column, the Jazz dropped their previous four, which followed a four-game winning streak, which came on the heels of a five-game slide.
“Ultimately you can’t get too high or too low through it, you’ve got to stay consistent on your work ethic and how you approach every day,” Jazz guard Mike Conley told reporters after Sunday’s win. “You can’t worry about the result all the time. Right now we can’t be worried about us winning four or five in a row, it’s about the next game or tomorrow’s practice. We’ve got to lock in on the little things.”
Rudy Gobert chipped in with 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in the win while Utah shot a blistering 51 percent from the field to improve to 21-9 at home this season.
- Points/G: 111.3
- Field Goal %: 47.6
- 3-Point %: 38.3
- Free Throw %: 77.3
- Rebounds/G: 45.3
- Points/G: 108.0
- Field Goal %: 45.2
- 3-Point %: 35.1
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 42.4
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
- Jazz are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win.
- Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Jazz are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.
- Jazz are 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite.
Raptors vs Jazz Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know the Jazz are playing at home and playing well right now, but I like the Toronto Raptors to put up a big-time fight in this one to cover the chalk in a thriller. I know Toronto has gone1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, but Toronto is also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog and an encouraging 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record. On the flip side of the coin, the Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall, 0-4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite. With Marc Gasol back from a lengthy absence and Fred VanVleet likely to make his way back to action in this one, I like Toronto to make a statement in this one!
Pick: Toronto 111 Utah 108