Toronto @ Utah
Current Records: Toronto 26-37; Utah 45-18
What to Know
After three games on the road, the Utah Jazz are heading back home. They will square off against the Toronto Raptors at 10 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
Utah has to be hurting after a devastating 121-100 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns this past Friday. The Jazz were down 96-72 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard Joe Ingles had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting in his 29 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, Toronto came up short against the Denver Nuggets this past Thursday, falling 121-111. Despite the loss, Toronto got a solid performance out of center Khem Birch, who had 20 points in addition to eight boards.
Utah is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Minnesota Timberwolves April 26 easily too and instead slipped up with a 105-104. In other words, don’t count Toronto out just yet.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Vivint Smart Home Arena — Salt Lake City, UtahTV: ATTSN Rocky MountainFollow: CBS Sports App
The Jazz are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jazz as a 7.5-point favorite.
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Toronto have won eight out of their last 11 games against Utah.
Mar 19, 2021 – Utah 115 vs. Toronto 112Mar 09, 2020 – Toronto 101 vs. Utah 92Dec 01, 2019 – Toronto 130 vs. Utah 110Jan 01, 2019 – Toronto 122 vs. Utah 116Nov 05, 2018 – Toronto 124 vs. Utah 111Jan 26, 2018 – Utah 97 vs. Toronto 93Nov 03, 2017 – Toronto 109 vs. Utah 100Jan 05, 2017 – Toronto 101 vs. Utah 93Dec 23, 2016 – Toronto 104 vs. Utah 98Mar 02, 2016 – Toronto 104 vs. Utah 94Nov 18, 2015 – Utah 93 vs. Toronto 89
Injury Report for Utah
Mike Conley: Out (Hamstring)Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)Donovan Mitchell: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Toronto
Kyle Lowry: Out (Rest)Gary Trent Jr.: Out (Lower Leg)Chris Boucher: Out (Knee)Paul Watson Jr.: Out (Knee)
Published: 2021-05-02 01:30:22
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