Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 1/25/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 1/25/23
Wed 25th January 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (22-25, 12-10 Home) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they host the Utah Jazz (25-25, 9-16 Away) on Wednesday.

Utah dismantled the Charlotte Hornets 120-102 at Vivint Arena on Monday. With 25 points and 11 rebounds, Lauri Markkanen was the key player. The Jazz are eighth in the Western Conference.

Portland won in dominant fashion on Monday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, beating the San Antonio Spurs 147-127. Damian Lillard had 37 points and 12 assists to lead the team. The Trail Blazers are 13th in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Utah and Portland have split their two matchups this season. The Trail Blazers triumphed in the last meeting, beating the Jazz 116-111 at Vivint Arena in December 2022. Anfernee Simons led the Trail Blazers with 45 points.

Jordan Clarkson had 24 points in the losing effort. Markkanen and Clarkson, averaging 24.8 and 21.1 points per game, respectively, have led the Jazz in scoring this season. Markkanen also has grabbed 8.8 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, Mike Conley is dishing 7.4 assists per game. Lillard (29.3 ppg) has supplied much of the Blazers’ offense. He ranks as the eighth-highest scorer in the NBA. Lillard also has tallied 7.4 assists per game, ninth-most in the league.

Jusuf Nurkic has averaged 9.9 rebounds per game. With 117.6 points per game, the Jazz are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league (4th).The Jazz have found success in recent trips to Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, winning six of the last 10.

In the last 10 games, Utah is 6-4 with an average margin of +4.0 (119.0-115.0). Portland has a 3-7 record over the last 10, allowing 117.0 points per game on average while scoring only 116.6 (-0.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Walker Kessler: 25.8 | 15.6 | +10.2
Points per game:
Mike Conley: 13.6 | 10.5 | +3.1
Rebounds per game:
Walker Kessler: 11.8 | 7.3 | +4.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trendon Watford: 3.3 | 9.7 | -6.4
Assists per game:
Damian Lillard: 9.4 | 7.4 | +2.0

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OVER 237.5 (-110)

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