The Utah Jazz will take on the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Vivint Arena. The Jazz are 9-5 overall and 5-2 at home, while Toronto is 7-8 overall and 5-2 on the road. The Jazz won both meetings between these teams last season.
Utah is favored by 9.5 points in the latest Jazz vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 215. Before entering any Raptors vs. Jazz picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Jazz vs. Raptors spread: Jazz -9.5
- Jazz vs. Raptors over-under: 215 points
What you need to know about the Jazz
A well-balanced attack led Utah over the Philadelphia 76ers every single quarter on its way to victory on Tuesday. Utah put a hurting on Philadelphia at home to the tune of 120-85. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Utah had established a 97-66 advantage. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic was the offensive standout for the Jazz, shooting 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finishing with 27 points and six rebounds.
Utah is extremely balanced on both ends of the floor, ranking third in offensive rating and sixth in defensive rating. Donovan Mitchell leads the team with 24.6 points per game and has improved his effort on defense by averaging a career-high of 1.8 steals per game. Rudy Gobert is leading the NBA with 15.4 rebounds per contest and the three-time Defensive Player of the Year is also swatting 1.9 shots per game.
What you need to know about the Raptors
Meanwhile, the Raptors were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Monday as they fell 118-113 to the Portland Trail Blazers. Small forward OG Anunoby put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 6-for-10 from downtown and finished with 29 points and six boards. Former Blazer Gary Trent Jr. chipped in with 18 points and six rebounds in his return to Portland.
Toronto could be shorthanded on Thursday, especially in the frontcourt due to various injuries. Anunoby (hip), Chris Boucher (back) and Precious Achiuwa (shoulder) are all listed as questionable while Yuta Watanabe is out with a calf strain. Thus, the team may have to rely more on rookie forward Scottie Barnes who leads all first-year players in both points (16.3) and rebounds (8.3) per game.
How to make Raptors vs. Jazz picks
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