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Raptors vs. Jazz odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 7 prediction from proven computer model

The Toronto Raptors will take on the Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are 18-17 overall and 10-10 at home, while Utah is 28-10 overall and 14-3 on the road. The Raptors have won their last four games, while the Jazz have won eight of their last nine games. 

The Jazz have won the last three games between the teams. Toronto is favored by 11.5 points in the latest Raptors vs. Jazz odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221.5. Before entering any Jazz vs. Raptors 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 has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Raptors vs. Jazz spread: Raptors -11.5
  • Raptors vs. Jazz over-under: 221.5 points

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What you need to know about the Raptors

Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, 117-111 as Pascal Siakam had 33 points and six assists along with five rebounds. The Raptors moved above .500 for the first time since Nov. 17. They allowed a season-low 34 points in the second half against Milwaukee. 

The Raptors picked up just their second win in the 12 games in which they’ve allowed at least 111 points. Fred VanVleet is averaging 29.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 7.8 assists over his last six games and his 37.5 minutes per game leads the NBA. Toronto has a healthy unit entering Friday’s game although Goran Dragic (personal) is not with the team.

What you need to know about the Jazz

Utah topped the Denver Nuggets, 115-109 on Wednesday as Bojan Bogdanovic dropped a double-double on 36 points and 13 boards. He was one of six Jazz players in double-figures, including Rudy Gay with 18 off the bench. The Jazz pushed their road winning streak to 10 games. 

Utah will be severely shorthanded on Friday as Bogdanovic (finger), Donovan Mitchell (back), Mike Conley (knee), Rudy Gobert (protocols) and Joe Ingles (protocols) are out. Additionally, Gay (heel), Jordan Clarkson (back), Royce O’Neale (knee) and Hassan Whiteside (concussion) are questionable. These nine Utah players are both the top nine on the team in points per game and minutes per game.

How to make Jazz vs. Raptors picks

The model has simulated Raptors vs. Jazz 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Jazz vs. Raptors? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Raptors vs. Jazz spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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