Jazz vs. Raptors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 1 (Can Toronto Sneak Past Utah on the Road?)
Jazz vs. Raptors Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Venue: Vivint Arena -- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Coverage: SportsNet RM and SportsNet
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with nine more games, including a battle between the Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz. The Raptors rank 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 23-29 record, while the Jazz check in ninth in the Western Conference with an even 26-26 record.
Toronto enters as a victor in three of its last five games, but did fall short in a 114-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday. Meanwhile, Utah has now won four of its last six games thanks to a 108-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Which playoff hopeful will win on Wednesday?
Jazz vs. Raptors Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: UTAH: (-148) | TOR: (+126)
- Spread: UTAH: -3 (-110) | TOR: +3 (-110)
- Total: 230.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Jazz enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230.5 points, which is below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.
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Jazz vs. Raptors Betting Trends
- The Jazz won 33 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 49 times.
- The Raptors had an ATS record of 16-12 as underdogs of 3 points or more last season.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 38 times in Jazz games.
- Out of 82 Raptors games last season, 41 hit the over.
Jazz vs. Raptors Prediction & Pick
Toronto has been all over the place. The Raptors force 16.6 turnovers per game (No. 2 in NBA) and have posted an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.5% (No. 4 in NBA). However, they also shoot just 45.3% from the floor (No. 27 in NBA) and average 41.1 field goals made per game (No. 20 in NBA).
The good news for the Raptors is that Utah should play right into Toronto's strengths. The Jazz rank 23rd in turnovers per game (15.2) and allow an opponent offensive rebounding percentage of 25.3% (No. 25 in NBA). Creating second-chance opportunities and making fast break buckets will be crucial.
Utah is 5-13 straight up in its last 18 games against Toronto, so fade the Jazz on Wednesday night.
Final Score Prediction: Jazz: 113 | Raptors: 116
Jazz vs. Raptors Best Bet
Playing in Vivint Arena sure hasn't scared the Raptors in the past as they are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five away games against the Jazz. Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last six games overall as well and 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on a Wednesday. The trends are pointing in the Raptors' favor.
Utah is 7-13 ATS in its last 20 games against an Eastern Conference opponent and has lost each of its last six games against an Atlantic Division opponent. The Raptors need to decide if they are buyers or sellers before next week's trade deadline. A win would keep their hopes of competing alive.
Bet: Toronto Raptors +3 (-110)
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