Trail Blazers vs. Jazz Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for November 19 (Western Conference Top Teams Face Off)

Saturday night, a thrilling showdown between the two best teams in the Western Conference right now. The No. 1 Portland Trail Blazers (10-5) host the No. 2 Utah Jazz (11-6) with the No. 1 spot on the line.

Despite nearly identical records, the Trail Blazers enter this game as slight favorites on the spread (-4) and moneyline (-180). This game also has the highest projected total (228) on Saturday’s five-game slate.

This game pits one of the best offenses in the NBA (Utah) against one of the best defensive units in the league (Portland). The Jazz haven’t skipped a beat offensively since trading Donovan Mitchell, ranking third in points per game (117.6) and fifth in offensive rating.

Meanwhile, the Blazers struggled to score consistently, ranking 25th in points per game at 109.7. They did, however, manage to win games thanks to their elite defense, which gives up the fifth-fewest points per game in the NBA (107.7).

Not only is Utah coming off a grueling 134-133 victory over the Phoenix Suns, but the Jazz are also on their second straight night after playing Friday night in Utah. Look for the best-rested Blazers to edge them at home here.

Final score prediction: Pioneers: 112 | Jazz: 108

The Jazz have lost three of their last four games and will likely be exhausted after outlasting the Suns on Friday. Don’t be surprised if they start slow on the road, especially against the Trail Blazers’ stingy defense.

Utah has scored less than 113 points in three of its last four games and should still be relatively calm offensively on Saturday. With Portland also struggling on offense, the Under looks like a smart play.

Bet: Under 228 points (-110)

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Game odds are updated periodically and are subject to change.