Jazz vs Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 8, 2021

Donovan Mitchell leads the Utah Jazz (38-13) into a matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers (30-20) after scoring 41 points in a 117-113 loss to the Suns. The Trail Blazers are 7-point underdogs in the game on Thursday, April 8, 2021, which tips off at 10:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The matchup’s over/under is set at 231.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 8

Jazz:
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle),
Elijah Hughes: Out (Illness),
Juwan Morgan: Out (Calf)

Trail Blazers:
Norman Powell: Day To Day (Toe),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle),
Jusuf Nurkic: Day To Day (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Jazz (-7)
Total Pick Under (231)
Prediction Jazz 120, Trail Blazers 107

The FanDuel line for this game has the Jazz favored by seven, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (13.5 points). Put your money on the Jazz.

The FanDuel point total for this matchup is just 3.8 points highter than the model projection.

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Jazz Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 48 25.8 4.5 5.4 1.0 0.3 3.4
Jordan Clarkson 51 17.2 3.9 2.2 0.9 0.2 3.0
Mike Conley 41 16.5 3.4 5.5 1.4 0.1 2.8
Bojan Bogdanovic 51 14.9 3.9 1.8 0.5 0.1 2.4
Rudy Gobert 51 14.6 13.4 1.3 0.5 2.9 0.0

Jazz Player Props

  • Mitchell’s points prop total for the game is set at 27.5, 1.7 points higher than his season average of 25.8.
  • Mike Conley’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 23.5, 1.8 lower than his season average of 25.3.
  • Mitchell’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Conley’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 48 29.2 4.3 7.7 0.9 0.3 4.1
CJ McCollum 25 23.8 3.7 4.8 1.1 0.5 4.0
Norman Powell 48 19.4 3.0 1.8 1.2 0.2 2.7
Carmelo Anthony 49 13.6 3.3 1.7 0.8 0.7 1.8
Enes Kanter 50 12.0 11.7 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • Damian Lillard’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 33.5, 7.6 less than his season average of 41.1.
  • Enes Kanter’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.4 lower than his season average of 24.9.
  • Lillard’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 1.6 shots lower than his season average of 4.1.
  • Robert Covington’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks higher than his season average of 1.3.

Shooting Trends

  • The Jazz make 46.7% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.3 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed to their opponents (48%).
  • In games Utah shoots better than 48% from the field, it is 15-2 against the spread and 17-0 overall.
  • Portland’s record is 14-6 against the spread and 15-5 overall when its opponents make more than 46.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers have shot at a 44.6% clip from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points below the 44.7% shooting opponents of the Jazz have averaged.
  • Portland is 16-8-1 against the spread and 22-3 overall when it shoots better than 44.7% from the field.
  • This season, Utah has a 20-3-1 record against the spread and a 22-2 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 44.6% from the field.
  • The Jazz shoot 39.2% from beyond the arc, 1.9% higher than the 37.3% the Trail Blazers allow to opponents.
  • Utah has a 24-5-1 record against the spread and a 26-4 record overall when the team knocks down more than 37.3% of its three-point shots.
  • Portland is 18-12-1 against the spread while putting up a 19-12 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 39.2% from downtown.
  • The Trail Blazers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.2%) is just 3.8 percentage points higher than opponents of the Jazz are averaging (34.4%).
  • Portland has a 21-13-1 ATS record and is 24-11 straight-up when the team hits more than 34.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah has a 27-7-1 ATS record and a 31-4 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 38.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Jazz’s 16.9 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.7 more made shots on average than the 16.2 per game the Trail Blazers allow.
  • Utah has gone 30-10-1 against the spread and 34-7 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Portland makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 3-9 ATS and 4-8 straight up.
  • The Trail Blazers are the second-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Jazz give up the fewest makes from deep.

Jazz vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
3rd 116.8 Points Scored 115.2 5th
3rd 107.4 Points Allowed 115.2 26th
1st 48.2 Rebounds 43.9 22nd
3rd 10.9 Off. Rebounds 10.7 6th
1st 16.9 3pt Made 16.2 2nd
21st 23.5 Assists 20.4 30th
16th 13.4 Turnovers 11 2nd

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