Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

Who’s Playing

Portland @ Utah

Current Records: Portland 11-11; Utah 14-11

What to Know

The Portland Trail Blazers have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Utah Jazz and are hoping to record their first victory since May 12 of last year. Portland will take on Utah at 9 p.m. ET Saturday at Vivint Arena after having had a few days off. The Jazz should still be riding high after a big win, while Rip City will be looking to right the ship.

The Trail Blazers ended up a good deal behind the Los Angeles Lakers when they played on Wednesday, losing 128-109. Power forward Jerami Grant put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 27 points and five assists.

Meanwhile, Utah took their contest against the Indiana Pacers on Friday by a conclusive 139-119 score. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Utah had established a 101-81 advantage. Small forward Lauri Markkanen and center Walker Kessler were among the main playmakers for Utah as the former shot 5-for-9 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 24 points and 13 boards and the latter dropped a double-double on 20 points and 11 rebounds.

The Trail Blazers are expected to lose this next one by 4. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 9-4-2 against the spread when expected to lose.

Portland’s loss took them down to 11-11 while Utah’s win pulled them up to 14-11. Allowing an average of 115.52 points per game, the Jazz haven’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.55

Odds

The Jazz are a 4-point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jazz as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Utah have won 16 out of their last 27 games against Portland.

  • Nov 19, 2022 – Utah 118 vs. Portland 113
  • Apr 10, 2022 – Utah 111 vs. Portland 80
  • Mar 09, 2022 – Utah 123 vs. Portland 85
  • Dec 29, 2021 – Utah 120 vs. Portland 105
  • Nov 29, 2021 – Utah 129 vs. Portland 107
  • May 12, 2021 – Portland 105 vs. Utah 98
  • Apr 08, 2021 – Utah 122 vs. Portland 103
  • Dec 23, 2020 – Utah 120 vs. Portland 100
  • Feb 07, 2020 – Utah 117 vs. Portland 114
  • Feb 01, 2020 – Portland 124 vs. Utah 107
  • Dec 26, 2019 – Utah 121 vs. Portland 115
  • Jan 30, 2019 – Portland 132 vs. Utah 105
  • Jan 21, 2019 – Portland 109 vs. Utah 104
  • Dec 25, 2018 – Utah 117 vs. Portland 96
  • Dec 21, 2018 – Utah 120 vs. Portland 90
  • Apr 11, 2018 – Portland 102 vs. Utah 93
  • Feb 23, 2018 – Portland 100 vs. Utah 81
  • Feb 11, 2018 – Utah 115 vs. Portland 96
  • Nov 01, 2017 – Utah 112 vs. Portland 103
  • Apr 08, 2017 – Portland 101 vs. Utah 86
  • Apr 04, 2017 – Utah 106 vs. Portland 87
  • Feb 15, 2017 – Utah 111 vs. Portland 88
  • Oct 25, 2016 – Portland 113 vs. Utah 104
  • Feb 21, 2016 – Portland 115 vs. Utah 111
  • Jan 13, 2016 – Portland 99 vs. Utah 85
  • Dec 31, 2015 – Utah 109 vs. Portland 96
  • Nov 04, 2015 – Portland 108 vs. Utah 92





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