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NBA: Portland vs Utah, February 1, 2013 - 9:00 PM
Capper: Bryan Power
Pick: Utah -5.5
5* Utah (9:05 ET): After suffering their worst home loss in franchise history, losing by 45 to Houston on Monday, the Jazz bounced back two nights later with a 104-99 win over the Hornets. But they failed to cover. Expect a different story tonight as they are laying a short number to a Portland team that really struggles on the road. Entering the week, the Jazz was 15-4 SU at home while covering the spread 13 of 19 times.
The Trail Blazers are 7-14 straight up on the road this season, allowing an average of 101.3 PPG. The team has lost 7 of 10 overall and what's most troubling about that is that most of those losses came at home. This will be only the team's second road game in two weeks. They have lost their last three road games, including a 17-point loss in LA over the weekend. Portland is fortunate not to be on a two-game losing streak as they came from behind to nip Dallas at the buzzer to start the week.
Utah won all four games with Portland last year. Laying a short number is key considering the Blazers' 13-27 ATS mark the last 40 times they have been a road underdog of six points or less. Meanwhile, Utah is 6-2 ATS this season off back to back ATS losses. The Jazz's scoring average also jumps up a full three points per game here at home. 5* Utah.
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