Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 5/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 5/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Utah Jazz are hosting the Portland Trail Blazers at the Vivint Arena in Utah on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 9:00 ET in a high caliber Western battle between two of the six best teams currently in the conference. The Jazz still hold the best record in the NBA, but saw a five-game winning streak end in their previous game. The Blazers have been red-hot lately, having won eight of their last nine matches and are 6th in the West, only half a game behind the fifth Mavericks. 

The Jazz have a 50-19 record and are 39-30 against the spread and 33-35-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the Warriors with a 116-119 score. They are still playing with their backcourt starters Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson led them with 41 points off the bench. He matched his season-high and added 7 rebounds. 

Mitchell leads the team in scoring with 26.4 ppg, adding 4.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game but he is still out with an injury. Clarkson adds 18 ppg and 4.1 rebounds per game as the team’s sixth man.  

Jazz have the third-best offense in the league, scoring 116.7 ppg and the third-best defense, allowing 107.5 ppg. They have a 47% field goal percentage and a 39% 3-point percentage. Over is 4-0 in their previous four matches. 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz Predictions 5/12/2021

The Blazers have a 40-29 record and are 35-34 against the spread and 37-32 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against the Rockets with a 140-129 score. They had three players with 28+ points, led by Damian Lillard with 34. He made 6 triples and added 9 rebounds and 6 assists, while Normal Powel and CJ McCollum added 28 points apiece. 

Lillard leads the team both in scoring with 28.6 ppg and in dimes made with 7.6, adding 4.3 boards per game. CJ McCollum follows with 23 ppg, 4 boards and 4.7 dimes per game. 

Blazers have the fifth-best offense in the league with 116 ppg and allow 114.5 ppg defensively. They a 45.1% field goal percentage and a 38.4% 3-point percentage. They are 6-3 against the spread in their previous nine matches. Over is 6-3 in their previous nine matches. 

Utah won both previous matchups against Portland earlier this year. At home with a 122-103 score and on the road with 100-120, covering the spread both times. Over is 4-2 in their previous six matchups but their previous four have been under the total. The Jazz are 31-4 at home, while the Blazers are 21-13 on the road. I’m going to pick over the total today. 

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz 5/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 9:00 ET 

Location: Vivint Arena in Utah, UT

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

TV: ATTSN-RM, NBCSNW

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Utah Jazz -3.5

NBA Totals: 234.5

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