The Utah Jazz (27-29) have slipped to 11th in the Western Conference, following a three-game losing streak. They faced a heavy defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves (143-118) in their last outing.
D’Angelo Russell’s departure had little to no effect on the Timberwolves as Anthony Edwards stepped up that night and produced a 31-point performance. Jaylen Nowell, who got a start came up with 30 points. Luka Garza contributed 25 points coming off the bench. Utah had no answer in front of such an offense as Collin Sexton could only shoot 22 points whereas Lauri Markkanen ended up with 21 points. They are now 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The team will now take on the Toronto Raptors (26-30), who are tenth in the East, on a three-game winning streak, and are coming off a win against the San Antonio Spurs (112-98) in their previous outing.
Pascal Sialkam simply ruled the court with 37 points including 10 rebounds and 7 assists. The majority of the players chipped in with double-digit performances. The team is still in the race for the playoffs as the regular season has entered a crucial stage.
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors: Match Details
Fixture: Utah Jazz @ Toronto Raptors
Date & Time: Friday, February 10, 07:30 p.m ET
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors: Injury Report
There are not a lot of injuries disturbing both teams at the moment. Micah Potter is missing for Utah because of an elbow problem. O.G Anunoby is out for Toronto due to a wrist injury whereas Otto Porter Jr. is out for the season with a toe injury.
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors: Injury List
|Micah Potter||Utah Jazz||Out||Elbow|
|O.G Anunoby||Toronto Raptors||Out||Wrist|
|Otto Porter Jr.||Toronto Raptors||Out||Toe|
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors: Betting Odds
|Utah Jazz||+250||+8 (-110)||O 232.5 (-110)|
|Toronto Raptors||-310||-8 (-110)||U 232.5 (-110)|
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors: Starting 5s
Jazz: F Lauri Markkanen, F Kelly Olynyk, C Walker Kessler, G Collin Sexton, G Jordan Clarkson
Raptors: F Pascal Sialkam, F Scottie Barnes, C Precious Achiuwa, G Fred VanVleet, G Gary Trent Jr.
Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors: Betting Prediction
The two teams are tied with five wins against each other. They have met each other only once this season and the Jazz came out on top in a high-scoring encounter (131-128).
However, they are currently on a poor run whereas the Raptors are riding high on confidence. They are also hosting the game which gives them a slight upper hand. Expect an entertaining game overall.