Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz: Interesting matchup in Toronto tonight, with the home team hosting the always dangerous Utah Jazz
The Toronto Raptors host the Jazz and they are favourites to win, but they always have to be on the lookout against this team that defends very well, although they were much better in the past.
The Raptors are in a great 2nd place of the conference and it is certain they will stay on the top 3.
Now all that’s left to know is where they will finish, since they could even reach the 1st place, since they would only need to win they have “in hand” when compared to the Celtics.
So far, they’ve won 32 matches and have lost 14, having a 5-wins advantage over the Cavaliers that occupy the 3rd place.
Playing at home, they are the best team in the league, alongside with the Spurs, having only lost 3 times in that condition, winning 17 times.
On the last 10 games, their attack wasn’t at their best, despite still having a fantastic average of 111 points per game, and that was visible on their recent results, only getting 6 wins on those 10 matches, which is one of their worst streaks of the season so far.
But at home, like I’ve said, they are super strong, and they continue to beat their opponents, with the last one being the Spurs by 86-83. For tonight’s match, they have no significant absences.
The Utah Jazz had matches without Gobert and that had an impact on their defence. The team was without their best element and the truth is that the consequences are strong since they are a somewhat ordinary team to attack the play-offs.
With that, they are only in 10th place, 5 wins away from the play-off spots where Denver is, and they still need to overlap the Clippers first, who are 3 wins away. In total, they’ve won 20 matches and have lost 28, having won 4 of their last 10 games.
Honestly, I believe that only the Clippers can dream about qualifying for the play-offs, although there is still a lot to play for.
Playing on the road, there are several teams with a similar record, which means the 2nd worst record of the league, being 6-19, with only Atlanta being worse.
Their last match was in Detroit, where they were able, in OT, to get an important 98-95 win. They also don’t have any important absences for tonight.
Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Tonight, I don’t expect anything else than a home win. Like I’ve said, we are upon the best team playing at home and the 2nd worst team playing away from home, so that gives me a lot of confidence for this bet.
Then, both teams aren’t in their best moment of form, but still, the record of the latest matches is positive for the Raptors, unlike the Jazz.
To give even more reasoning for this bet, I should also say that the Raptors have already beaten the Jazz by a 9-points advantage this season, with that happening in Utah, so I think that they will do that again tonight. Raptors to win is my bet for tonight.