Trail Blazers vs. Jazz NBA Odds & Picks: Pros Like Lillard & McCollum (Wednesday, May 12)
Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers.
- The Utah Jazz have thoroughly smacked the Trail Blazers in two previous games this season, winning by an average margin of 19.5 points.
- On Wednesday, we find out how Utah will fare without its starting backcourt duo of Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley Jr.
- Michael Walton leverages our NBA PRO Report to analyze betting market movement on Trail Blazers vs. Jazz that reveals a clear sharp side for tonight's matchup.
NBA Odds: Trail Blazers vs. Jazz
|Trail Blazers Odds||+3|
|Time | Channel||9:30 p.m. ET | NBCS-NW|
The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. This game has massive NBA Playoffs implications.
The Trail Blazers' primary goal is to maintain their 1.5-game lead on the Lakers for the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, which would enable Portland to avoid the NBA's play-in tournament. Meanwhile, Utah is trying to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns a mere 1.5 games back.
Utah's leading scorer, Donovan Mitchell, is out for the remainder of the regular season. Additionally, head coach Quin Snyder will have to manage without his leading assist man, Mike Conley Jr., for the ninth straight game.
The Jazz have weathered the storm well, going 6-4 over their last 10 games. Utah was on a five-game winning streak before Monday's 3-point loss to the Warriors. It took a clutch, late-game Steph Curry 3-pointer to defeat the Jazz at the Chase Center.
Utah has dominated Portland in two previous matchups this season, winning by an average margin of 19.5.
Of course, Wednesday's game will be the first time we witness how Utah contends with Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum & Co. without both members of its starting backcourt (Conley, Mitchell). With that in mind, it explains why sharps are backing the Trail Blazers in our latest PRO Report.
NBA Picks: Trail Blazers vs. Jazz
The line for Wednesday's crucial Northwest Division showdown between Utah and Portland opened at Trail Blazers +4.5 before being pushed down to +2.
Since this morning, there have been three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the Trail Blazers. This flurry of activity is a surefire indicator of the sharp action that is moving Wednesday's spread.