Toronto Raptors (8-1) vs Utah Jazz (4-5)Date : 11/05/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Vivint Smart Home Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz
The Jazz will welcome the Raptors to Vivint Smart Home Area as the two teams will be meeting for the first time this season. The Jazz is trying to get their record back to .500 they are 4-5 on the season. The Raptors are off to a flying start starting their season 8-1. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors are playing their best basketball to start off the early season and they are doing it on the defensive end. Kawhi Leonard is developing a new culture towards this Raptors franchise he should be good to go against the Jazz after dealing with a minor foot injury in his previous game. The Raptors are 2-1 on the road this season. Lowry should have his way offensively in this game with Mitchell not being fully healthy the Raptors are 8-1 in their last ten games. The Raptors always have a great team in the regular season but don’t tend to do well in the playoffs perhaps with a new coach and a new leader things could change for the better. It is too early to say but the Raptors look really good to start the new season it will be hard for anyone to stop them. The only game that they lost this season the team was without Leonard.
Utah Jazz's Latest Performance :
The Jazz has now lost three games in a row and is hoping to bounce back at home against Toronto. They are coming off a loss against the Nuggets. Donovan Mitchell played through an ankle injury and finished Saturday’s game with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and five steals across 32 minutes. He rolled his ankle in the fourth and needed to be helped up but he was to get back on to the court that means it is a good sign that he will play against the Raptors. After Mitchell went down the Jazz offense became stagnant what this tells you is that Mitchell is a huge part of this team without him leading the way the Jazz will have no identity. Jae Crowder provided a spark off the bench as he netted 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Playing against Toronto Crowder will have to do is best to contain Kawhi from having a good game. It will be tough for the Jazz since Mitchell won’t be 100% because of his ankle injury.
How Toronto Raptors & Utah Jazz Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Jazz are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Raptors
My reason for the pick :
The Raptors should be able to cruize to another victory on the road. The Raptors defense will prove to be too much for the Jazz to handle. Kawhi should be able to pick his spot on the floor as he should have another good game for the Raptors. It is just something different about this Raptors team they are playing with more effort under coach Nurse we might be witnessing something special as the season progresses.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Betting trends for Utah Jazz:
- Jazz are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.