The Utah Jazz (41-22) welcome the Toronto Raptors (45-18) to Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz will try to extend their five-game winning streak. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 225 points with Utah opening as a 4-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Monday, March 9, 2020, and it can be seen on The Sports Network.

Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz ATS Preview

The Raptors defeated the Sacramento Kings in their last contest, 118-113, but were not able to cover as 9-point favorites. With 30 points, eight assists and five rebounds, Toronto's Kyle Lowry put together a good game. Toronto played a nearly flawless game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.591 (above their season average of 0.535) and a turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 12.2). For those same stats, Sacramento put up marks of 0.511 and 9.9, respectively. The two teams combined to put up 231 points, which finished just over the O/U total of 228.5. In the Jazz's last game, they defeated the Detroit Pistons, 111-105, but they failed to cover as 8-point favorites. With 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic was the game's leading scorer. Utah dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.273 (above their season average of 0.208) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.584 (above their season average of 0.553). For those same stats, Detroit had marks of 0.186 and 0.517, respectively. The two squads combined to score 216 points, which was over the O/U total of 210.5. This battle pits one of the NBA's top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Utah currently ranks second in effective field goal percentage (0.553) and Toronto is third in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.502). Additionally, the Raptors rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (21.4 percent), while the Jazz rank fourth in defensive rebounding percentage (79.2 percent). Of Toronto's 62 games with betting action, 33 have finished over the projected point total, while 33 of Utah's 63 games have finished over the projected point total. Both teams have solid straight up (SU) records (45-18 for Toronto; 41-22 for Utah), but the Raptors have the edge against the spread (ATS). Toronto is 33-28-1 ATS, while the Jazz are 29-31-3. Both teams have had a player heat up over their last five games. For the Raptors, it's been Norman Powell, who has averaged 24 points,1.6 steals, while the Jazz have received solid contributions from Mike Conley (18 points,5.2 assists). These two clubs have already met once this season. The two teams combined to put up 240 points in that game, which was well over the projected point total of 208. The Raptors won 130-110, covering as 2-point favorites. Toronto was lights out from beyond the arc (19-36; 52.8 percent). Utah, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 16.3). In the victory, Pascal Siakam led all scorers with 35 points.

Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz Free Prediction

Pick: SU Winner - Raptors, ATS Winner - Raptors, O/U - Over

Notes

Betting Notes: The Jazz rank first in assists allowed per game (21.1) while the Raptors rank 26th (25.6). Utah ranks fifth in second chance points allowed per game (12.0) while Toronto ranks 26th (14.0). Toronto ranks first in fast break points per game (19.5) while Utah ranks 25th (10.6). Toronto ranks second in points allowed in the paint per game (42.2) while Utah ranks 11th (46.5). On the road, Toronto is 15-14-1 ATS with 15 overs, 14 unders and 1 push. Utah is 13-15-2 ATS at home with 16 overs and 14 unders. Toronto is 14-4 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Utah is 13-2. In games where they reach 100 points, the Raptors are 43-10 and the Jazz are 39-16. The Jazz rank fourth in rebounds allowed per game (42.4) while the Raptors rank 26th (46.5). Toronto ranks second in points off turnovers per game (19.8) while Utah ranks last (13.9). The Raptors rank second in steals per game (8.8) while the Jazz rank 29th (5.8). The Raptors rank 17th in blocks per game (5.0) while the Jazz rank 28th (4.0). Utah ranks third in three pointers allowed per game (31.5) while Toronto ranks 28th (38.4). Bettings Trends: Utah is 2-2-1 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in its last five games. Across its last five outings, Toronto is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders. The Jazz's average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 3.4 for the season. During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 115.2 points per game (2.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 114.4 points per game (7.6 above their season average).