NBA Matchups  >>  Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Preview 04/01/2013

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The Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz will meet on the court at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday in a battle of division rivals.
Oddsmakers currently have the Jazz listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game's total is sitting at 200.
The Trail Blazers were a 125-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 116-107 winner as they battled the Nets at home. The Jazz covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 223 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Portland:
Team record: 33-40 SU, 33-37-3 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Utah

When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Utah:
Team record: 38-36 SU, 39-34-1 ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games

When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a win are 5-5


NEXT UP:
Portland home to Memphis, Wednesday, April 3
Utah home to Denver, Wednesday, April 3