*10* NBA TOTAL OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ 14-4 L18 NBA TOTALS!
Portland vs. Utah,
02/07/2020 22:30 EDT,
Score: 114 - 117
Total: -108/+226½ Over
10* Over Blazers/Jazz (10:35 ET): For more than a month, Utah was the hottest team in basketball. From 12/11 through 1/25, they won 19 of 21 games to get as high as second place in the Western Conference. But all of a sudden, things have taken a sharp turn with them losing five straight while also going 0-5 ATS. Tonight they host a team that has ironically swung in the other direction. Portland is 5-1 SU/ATS its last six games to get within four games of .500 and 2.5 games of the 8th and final playoff spot.
The Blazers played last night and won 125-117 at home vs. San Antonio. A 40-point 4Q is what propelled them to victory as Damian Lillard had another great individual performance and the team shot 53.3% overall including 18 of 37 from three-point range. They got to 125 pts despite taking only 12 free throw attempts. It was the 4th straight Blazers that went Over the total and I should also point out that it was the eighth time in their L10 games surrendering at least 117 points. Last time on the road, they gave up 127 at Denver.
These teams just met Saturday in Portland w/ the Blazers coming out on top by a score of 124-107. Four days later the Jazz played in Denver (one day after Portland did) and they lost 98-95. After some poor shooting efforts, I look for the Jazz to pick it up offensively tonight at home where they average 111 PPG on 48% shooting. Wednesday was the first time they were held below 100 points since December 9th. Whether they win or lose, a bounce back offensively is all but inevitable here. 10* Over Blazers/Jazz