Blazers-Jazz Christmas Betting Guide: Time to Buy the Jazz?

Dec 26, 2018 09:30 PM EST

Photo credits: USAToday Sports. Pictured: Damian Lillard and Donovan Mitchell

Betting odds: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

  • Spread: Jazz -6.5
  • Over/Under: 214.5
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN

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The 19-14 Portland Trail Blazers will travel to Utah on Christmas Day to face the 16-18 Jazz. These teams just met, and it was a blowout win in favor of the Jazz. Can the Blazers rebound? Our analysts discuss.

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Betting Trends to Know

The Jazz enter Christmas Day having gone under the total in their last six games by a margin of 11.9 PPG. Since December 1, Utah is 9-2 to the under, the second-most profitable team to the under in that stretch behind only the Pacers.

Since 2005, only two other teams have entered Christmas Day on at least a six-game over or under streak: the 2016 Bulls on the road in San Antonio (Chicago lost by 19 and the game went over) and the 2008 Hornets on the road in Orlando (New Orleans lost by 20 and the game went under).

The Jazz are six-point home favorites against the Blazers on Christmas Day, and Utah enters the game 16-18 on the season. The Jazz are the fourth team under .500 since 2005 to be favored on Christmas Day. The previous four teams went 3-1 straight-up, but no team was favored as high as the Jazz are against the Blazers. — Evan Abrams

Christmas Day games are the most-bet games during the regular season. With the influx of casual betting action, it has been profitable to fade the public during the holidays: Teams with less than 50% of bets have gone 33-21 ATS since 2005. A majority of spread tickets are on the Blazers. — John Ewing