The Utah Jazz (9-5) play host to the Toronto Raptors (7-8) on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET.
The Jazz open as 9.5 point favorites. So far this season Utah are 8-6 against the spread (ATS) and 4-3 ATS at home. The Jazz are coming off a massive 120-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at home.
Visiting underdogs the Raptors are 6-9 ATS and 5-2 ATS on the road. They’ve currently going through a slump having only won once in their last six games.
Jazz vs Raptors Odds
|Time||9:00 pm ET|
Jazz and Raptors Betting Trends
- The Jazz are 5-5 in their last ten and 5-2 at home
- Utah are 4-3 ATS at home
- Totals have gone under in 10 of Utah’s 14 games
- The Raptors are 5-5 in their last ten games and an impressive 5-2 on the road
- Toronto are 6-9 ATS and 5-2 ATS on the road
- Totals have gone over in eight of the Raptors’ last 15 games
Jazz vs Raptors Head to Head
Home team in bold.
May 1, 2021: Utah Jazz 106 def Toronto Raptors 102
March 19, 2021: Utah Jazz 115 def Toronto Raptors 112
|110.9||Points Per Game||105.9|
|45.9%||Field Goal %||44%|
Jazz vs Raptors Injury Report
|Rudy Gay||SF||Heel||Game time decision|
|Elijah Hughes||SG||Illness||Game time decision|
|OG Anunoby||SF||Hip||Game time decision|
|Chris Boucher||PF||Back||Game time decision|
|Precious Achiuwa||C||Shoulder||Game time decision|
|Yuta Watanabe||SF||Calf||Out until November 19|
Key Players to Watch
Donovan Mitchell: 24.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.8 stl
Fred VanVleet: 19.4 ppg, 7.1 ast, 5.1 rpg, 1.6 blk
Jazz vs Raptors Prediction
The Jazz completely blew an undermanned 76ers side out of the water in their last game and will look to do so again against the visiting Raptors. Toronto come into this game with a woeful 1-5 record as well as a 1-5 ATS record.
Utah had a great shooting night against Philadelphia led by Bojan Bogdanovic. The Jazz shot 42.1% from deep, a significant increase from their season average. Bogdanovic lit up the Sixers for 27 points on 9/12 shooting from the field and 5/7 shooting from downtown.
Over the past two weeks the Raptors have gone from having one of the best defenses in the league to one of the worst. Toronto have given up an appalling 120.3 points per game per 100 possessions in their last six games. During that stretch opponents have shot 70.3% at the rim and 39.7% from the three-point line.
It’s unlikely that Toronto will be able to turn around their defense in Utah. With Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and an array of sharp shooters, the Jazz have plenty of firepower to cover the spread.
Pick: Utah Jazz -9.5