Blazers vs. Jazz odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, April 8 predictions from proven computer model

A Northwest Division battle is on tap between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Utah is 38-13 overall and 22-2 at home, while Portland is 30-20 overall and 15-10 on the road. The Jazz won the first meeting of the season, 120-100 on Dec. 23. 

Utah is favored by six points in the latest Jazz vs. Blazers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 233. Before entering any Blazers vs. Jazz picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned almost $8,900 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up almost $900 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it entered Week 16 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 93-59 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Jazz vs. Trail Blazers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Trail Blazers vs. Jazz:

  • Jazz vs. Blazers spread: Jazz -6
  • Jazz vs. Blazers over-under: 233 points
  • Jazz vs. Blazers money line: Utah -245, Portland +205  

What you need to know about the Jazz

The Jazz lost in overtime against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, 117-113. Utah has lost two consecutive games after winning nine straight. Utah allowed Phoenix to score the first five points of overtime and the Jazz were never able to grab the lead again. Donovan Mitchell scored 41 points. 

The Jazz are on a franchise record 22-game home winning streak. It is their longest since the 1998-99 season. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points on Wednesday. Rudy Gobert double-doubled on 16 points and 18 rebounds.  

What you need to know about the Blazers

Portland was thumped by the Los Angeles Clippers on the road on Tuesday, 133-116. The Blazers have lost two of their past three games. Portland allowed 47 points in the first quarter. Norman Powell scored 32 points. He is probable for Thursday’s game (toe inflammation). 

The Blazers saw a four-game road winning streak come to an end on Tuesday. They trailed by as many as 26 points in the second quarter. Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is questionable for Thursday’s game. 

How to make Jazz vs. Blazers picks

The model has simulated Jazz vs. Blazers 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Jazz vs. Blazers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Jazz vs. Blazers spread to jump on Thursday, all from the model that is on an incredible 93-59 roll.

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