Summer League Odds: Raptors vs. Jazz prediction, odds and pick – 7/13/2022
Two of the Summer League favorites are set to battle it out Wednesday night! It’s time to continue our NBA odds series with a Raptors-Jazz prediction and pick.
According to FanDuel, the Jazz own the fifth best odds to win the Summer League at +750. These odds change each day, but as of now, the oddsmakers are going the Jazz are a serious shot. The Raptors are ninth with +3000 odds and have a tougher shot at winning it all, but you never know what can happen in Las Vegas. The Raptors are (1-1) in Vegas after losing to the Chicago Bulls 93-83 last night. The Jazz are (2-0) and took down the Dallas Mavericks 83-82 on Monday night. This should be a fun battle during the hot summer.
Here are the Raptors-Jazz Summer League odds, courtesy of FanDuel.
Summer League Odds: Raptors-Jazz Odds
Toronto Raptors: -1.5 (-105)
Utah Jazz: +1.5 (-115)
Over: 171.5 (-110)
Under: 171.5 (-110)
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Why The Raptors Could Cover The Spread
Toronto was getting smacked all night long by the Bulls until the 4th quarter. The Raptors allowed three really solid quarters by the Bulls that extended their lead to 26 by the start of the 4th. However, with all the starters out for Chicago, the Raptors scored 28 points and allowed only 12 to lose the game by just 10 points. Dalano Banton led the team in scoring with 18 while Jeff Dowtin scored 16 and D.J Wilson notched 10.
Second-round pick Christian Koloko scored five points and drained his only three-point attempt on the night. However, he did not play great as he shot 2-8 and only grabbed four rebounds. The shot-blocking center needs to do a better job of controlling the paint if the Raptors want to cover this spread. They are the favorites, so their defensive efforts need to be much better at the start of this game compared to last night. DJ Wilson is playing in his 5th Summer League, they will need his experience out there tonight.
Why The Jazz Could Cover The Spread
The Jazz are undefeated so far in their two games. Taking down the Dallas Mavericks was not easy, but they held on and didn’t allow the Mavs to complete the comeback.
Tacko Fall ended the game with 12 points and was the team’s leading scorer. I’m sure Fall hasn’t led any team in scoring since back in his early collegiate days. Either way, Fall was dominant as he grabbed 15 rebounds in just 17 minutes. The 7-foot-6 center is a fan favorite in the NBA as it is really tough to not adore him. The Jazz certainly like his ability now that Rudy Gobert will be playing in Minnesota. If Fall continues to play like this during this summer, he should be a lock to make the final roster.
As for the rest of the Jazz’s summer league roster, they contain former UCLA standout Johnny Juzang. He finished with 11 points and five rebounds in the win after making all three of his 3-pointers. Those ended up being the only field goals of the game for Juzang but the team as a whole had five players finish in double figures.
Final Raptors-Jazz Prediction & Pick
Summer League action is always tough to decide a winner. I like the way the Jazz have played so far so with an extra day’s rest, I’m picking Utah to cover this spread as the underdog.
Final Raptors-Jazz Prediction & Pick: Jazz +1.5 (-115)