Portland Trail Blazers Favored By Just 1-Point Against Utah Jazz

December 30th, 2010 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Utah Jazz will go on the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers in the third of four meetings between these two Northwest Division rivals. Portland evened the series at 1-1 with a 96-91 win at Utah on Monday, making the road team 2-0 in the series.

The Jazz bounced back with a 103-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers last night, while the Trail Blazers lost 95-77 at Denver in the second game of a back-to-back on Tuesday. Looking at the NBA spreads for tonight's games, the oddsmakers have the Trail Blazers favored by just 1-point over the Jazz at home.

The Jazz were without Andrei Kirilenko and C.J. Miles in their win over the Clippers last night and could be without both players tonight. Kirilenko is more than likely not going to play, but Miles could be ready to go, as he was just battling the flu. Mehmet Okur might also miss tonight's game with a back injury.

If the Jazz are short handed, they are going to need a big game out of Deron Williams and Al Jefferson. Williams had just 16 points last night in the win over LA, but led Utah with 31 points on Monday against the Trail Blazers. Jefferson came away with 31 points and 10 ...

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