Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers, Tuesday NBA Season Opener, Las Vegas Odds, Basketball Betting, Picks, Prediction

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0-0 October 25, 10:00 PM | Moda Center 0-0

When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon, United States
Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5. O/U: 193.5. Courtesy of bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

Rotation /Team /Time Opening Lines
10/25 10:05 PM
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504 portland-trail-blazersPortland
-6½ -05
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NBA SPORTS BETTING – Tuesday, October 25th, Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers Opening Night.

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
utah-jazzUtah Jazz +5.5 -110 +190 193.5 -110
portland-trail-blazersPortland Trail Blazers -5.5 -110 -230 193.5 -110
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The Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Moda Center for their season opener.

Damian Lillard has set a lofty goal for the 2016-17 season and will start chasing his public declaration when the Portland Trail Blazers open the season against the visiting Utah Jazz on Tuesday. The star guard vows his intention is to win MVP honors this season, a feat that would require the Trail Blazers to significantly improve on last season’s 44-38 record.

Lillard was superb last season when he ranked sixth in the NBA with a 25.1 scoring average and tied for eighth in assists at 6.8 and he expects to take another step upward. “I want to win MVP,” Lillard told reporters. “If we come out and do the things we’re capable of doing and we win games, then that means my performance will be at a level of MVP.” Utah fell one victory short of a Western Conference postseason spot last season and will be without small forward Gordon Hayward (broken finger) and backup guard Alec Burks (knee) at the outset of the season, while power forward Derrick Favors (knee) is questionable for the opener. “It’s tough because we don’t have a full roster right now,” new point guard George Hill told reporters. “And without a full roster, it’s kind of hard to see exactly where we’re at. Our focus right now is to get everyone healthy, but with the guys we have in there, I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Trail Blazers listed as 5.5-point favorites versus the Jazz, while the game’s total is sitting at 194 according to Bovada Sportsbook. And Utah is the underdog at +185 on the money line as reported by MyBookie.

ABOUT THE TRAIL BLAZERS (2015-16: 44-38): Lillard and backcourt mate C.J. McCollum (20.8 points, 4.3 assists) fuel a team that revamped quickly last season after losing longtime mainstay LaMarcus Aldridge as a free agent. Offseason additions such as swingman Evan Turner and center Festus Ezeli were pinpointed to fortify a bench that includes swingman Allen Crabbe and forward/center Meyers Leonard. Al-Farouq Aminu (10.2 points) and Maurice Harkless (6.4 points) will open the season as the starting forwards with Mason Plumlee (9.1 points, 7.7 rebounds) back as the center.

Portland was a 125-121 loser in its last match on the road against the Warriors. They covered the +13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 246 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

ABOUT THE JAZZ (2015-16: 40-42): Utah acquired Hill from the Indiana Pacers to strengthen a lackluster point guard situation, added veteran swingman Joe Johnson as a free agent and acquired veteran forward Boris Diaw from the San Antonio Spurs. Shot-blocking force Rudy Gobert (averages of 11 rebounds and 2.2 blocks last season) is back at center and shooting guard Rodney Hood (14.5 points) is expected to take another step forward but the team badly needs Hayward (19.7 points) and Favors (16.4 points, 8.1 rebounds) in the lineup. “You lose two of your best players — obviously you want to have them on the court ready to go and everybody healthy,” Hood told reporters. “We’ve got guys that are going to compete. We’ve got to see what happens. Hopefully we get those guys back quicker than we expect.”

Utah lost its last outing, a 101-96 result against the Lakers on April 13. They failed to cover the +4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

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Team record: 40-42 SU,41-40-1 ATS
Utah is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Utah’s last 17 games

Team record: 49-44 SU,49-44 ATS
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games

Next up:
Utah home to Los Angeles Friday, October 28
Portland home to Los Angeles Thursday, October 27


1. The Trail Blazers were 3-1 against the Jazz last season – the loss coming with Lillard sitting out – and have won eight of the past 11 meetings.

2. Diaw (leg contusion) is probable for the opener.

3. Lillard (fourth in the NBA with 229) and McCollum (ninth with 197) combined for 426 3-pointers last season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Portland Trail Blazers will cover the spread at -5.5 and the game will stay under 193.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Trail Blazers 105, Jazz 99 at bovada-logo-top-book.betnow-vegas-coverage.

Player Roster, Utah Jazz
Player Pos Salary
Bolomboy, Joel PF $600,000
Burks, Alec SG $10,154,495
Diaw, Boris C $7,000,000
Exum, Dante PG $3,940,320
Favors, Derrick PF $11,050,000
Gobert, Rudy C $2,121,287
Hayward, Gordon SF $16,073,140
Hill, George PG $8,000,000
Hood, Rodney SG $1,406,520
Ingles, Joe SF $2,150,000
Johnson, Joe SF $11,000,000
Lyles, Trey PF $2,340,600
Mack, Shelvin PG $2,433,334
Neto, Raul PG $937,800
Withey, Jeff C $1,015,696
Player Roster, Portland Trail Blazers
Player Pos Salary
Aminu, Al-Farouq SF $7,680,965
Connaughton, Pat SG $874,636
Crabbe, Allen SG $18,500,000
Davis, Ed PF $6,666,667
Ezeli, Festus C $7,400,000
Harkless, Maurice SF $8,988,765
Layman, Jake SF $600,000
Leonard, Meyers PF $9,213,484
Lillard, Damian PG $24,328,425
McCollum, C.J. SG $3,219,579
Napier, Shabazz PG $1,350,120
Plumlee, Mason PF $2,328,530
Quarterman, Tim SG $543,471
Turner, Evan SG $16,393,443
Vonleh, Noah PF $2,751,360
97.7 PTS FOR 105.1
95.9 PTS AGNST 104.3
1.8 DIFF. 0.8
32.5 DEF REBOUNDS 33.9
10.7 OFF REBOUNDS 11.6
44.9 FG% 45.0
74.4 FT% 75.4
8.5 3 POINTERS 10.5
7.7 STEALS 6.9
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Utah’s last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah’s last 9 games on the road
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 6 games when playing Portland
Utah is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Portland
Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games
Portland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games when playing Utah
Portland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Portland’s last 12 games when playing at home against Utah
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Utah
Utah’s Overall Scoring vs Portland’s Overall Defense 97.7 28 104.3 20
Utah’s Away Scoring vs Portland’s Home Defense 96.8 28 102.3 20
Utah’s Road Rebounds vs Portland’s Home Rebounds Allowed 42.3 23 43.4 16
Portland’s Overall Scoring vs Utah’s Overall Defense 105.2 6 95.9 2
Portland’s Home Scoring vs Utah’s Road Defense 108.1 3 98.7 4
Portland’s Home Rebounds vs Utah’s Road Rebounds Allowed 46.5 5 40.2 1
Utah is the third worst offensive team in the league at 97.7 points per game.
Utah has the second stingiest defence in the league at 95.9 points per game.
Utah leads the league in rebounds allowed at 40.1.
Portland gives up the second lowest free throw percentage in the league at 73.4% per game.


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