Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Overall (19-15)
ATS (16-18)
O/U (17-17)
December 25 2018
- ESPN
Utah Jazz Jazz Overall (17-18)
ATS (17-17-1)
O/U (17-18)
Final
Money Line Total: 214.5 Spread ATS
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565 Portland Trail Blazers +240 Over -110 (+6.5) -110 UNDER: 213
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566 Utah Jazz -280 Under -110 (-6.5) -110 Cover: 14.5
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Final
Money Line Total:
214.5
Spread ATS
POR 565 +240 Over: -110 (+6.5) -110 UNDER: 213
UTA 566 -280 Under: -110 (-6.5) -110 Cover: 14.5
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/26/2018
9:33 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/26/2018
9:27 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/26/2018
9:12 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
215
-110
215
-110
12/26/2018
6:30 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
213.5
-110
213.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
9:09 AM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
213.5
-110
213.5
-110
12/25/2018
7:57 AM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
7:51 AM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
7:12 AM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
213.5
-110
213.5
-110
12/25/2018
3:02 AM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/24/2018
9:42 AM
UTA
-240
POR
+200
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
UTA
-240
POR
+200
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
215
-110
215
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/26/2018
9:33 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/26/2018
9:27 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/26/2018
9:12 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/26/2018
6:30 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
UTA
-280
POR
+240
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
12/25/2018
9:09 AM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
12/25/2018
7:57 AM
UTA
-260
POR
+220
12/25/2018
7:51 AM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
12/25/2018
7:12 AM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
12/25/2018
3:02 AM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
UTA
-250
POR
+210
12/24/2018
9:42 AM
UTA
-240
POR
+200
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
UTA
-240
POR
+200
Spread
Spread
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
12/26/2018
9:33 PM
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
12/26/2018
9:27 PM
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
12/26/2018
9:12 PM
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
12/26/2018
6:30 PM
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
UTA(-7)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
9:09 AM
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
7:57 AM
UTA(-6.5)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
7:51 AM
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
7:12 AM
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
3:02 AM
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
12/24/2018
9:42 AM
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
UTA(-6)
-110
POR
-110
Total
Total
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/26/2018
9:33 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/26/2018
9:27 PM
214
-110
214
-110
12/26/2018
9:12 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
215
-110
215
-110
12/26/2018
6:30 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
213.5
-110
213.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
9:09 AM
213.5
-110
213.5
-110
12/25/2018
7:57 AM
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
7:51 AM
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
7:12 AM
213.5
-110
213.5
-110
12/25/2018
3:02 AM
214
-110
214
-110
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/24/2018
9:42 AM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
215
-110
215
-110
Recap

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tough defense has reemerged as a staple for Utah. It starts with Rudy Gobert.

Gobert has seemingly regained the edge he possessed last season when he won NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. His attitude and energy is spreading to his teammates and turning the Jazz into a nightmare matchup for most opponents once again.

Gobert totaled 18 points, 14 rebounds and a season-high seven blocks to lead Utah to a 117-96 victory over Portland on Tuesday night. He spearheaded a defensive effort that resulted in the Trail Blazers shooting just 39 percent from the floor and become the 11th Jazz opponent to fail to reach 100 points this season.

"Our mindset has changed over the last few games," Gobert said. "We want to play defense and we're having fun playing defense. It changes the way we play."

Gobert's seven blocks were three more than his previous season-high, which he tallied on four occasions. The Jazz center described himself as giving 200 percent in the game and Utah coach Quin Snyder felt like Gobert made his presence felt over the entire court.

"It's what we need from him," Snyder said. "He can still protect the rim and also be impactful on the floor."

Donovan Mitchell added 19 points for Utah. Joe Ingles chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the Jazz.

Utah (17-18) won for the fifth time in their last six home games while shooting 55 percent from the floor. The Jazz have won 10 of 11 games this season where they have shot 50 percent or better as a team.

Damian Lillard score 20 points to lead Portland. Evan Turner added 12 points off the bench. The Blazers (19-15) lost to Utah for the second time in five days after trailing nearly the entire second half by a double digit margin.

"They're a really good defensive team," Lillard said. "They make you work on the offensive end. You got to compete on the offensive end."

Jae Crowder scored seven of Utah's first nine second-quarter points, starting with the team's first 3-pointer of the game, to cap a 9-0 run that gave the Jazz a 33-26 lead. The Blazers pulled within three on three different occasions. Lillard hit a couple of baskets to cut the deficit to a basket, then fed Jusuf Nurkic for a layup to trim Utah's lead to 43-40.

The Jazz pulled away before halftime behind hot shooting from the perimeter. Ingles and Crowder buried back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 16-5 run. Mitchell finished it off by beating the shot clock with another outside basket, giving the Jazz a 59-45 lead.

Utah went 5-of-7 from 3-point range in the second quarter after going 0-of-8 in the first quarter.

"We know how we want to score and how we want to attack these guys," Crowder said. "We believe in our shots. We believe in the work we put in."

The Jazz extended their lead to 68-51 on back-to-back baskets from Ricky Rubio early in the third quarter.

Portland chipped away at the lead and finally cut it to 92-83 on a floater from Seth Curry early in the fourth quarter. That's as close as the Blazers got.

Gobert answered with a dunk to push Utah's lead back to double digits. It sparked a 14-2 run that slammed the door shut on any potential comeback. Mitchell punctuated the run with a 3-pointer, putting the Jazz up 106-85 with 4:49 remaining.

Mitchell thinks Utah is ready to turn the corner heading into the new year because the team is learning how to finish games defensively.

"We've been in this situation at the beginning of the year and we didn't have a counter-punch," Mitchell said. "Now we're adjusting and making that counter-punch. It's similar to what we had last year. And we have more. We have more to us."

CHRISTMAS CAMEO

Playing on Christmas day is a rare occurrence for Utah. The Jazz played for just the seventh time on Dec. 25 and improved to 5-2 on the holiday. Their previous game on the holiday came in 1997 when John Stockton scored 24 points to lead the Jazz to a 107-103 victory over Houston.

SHUT DOWN

C.J. McCollum finished with only 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting against the Jazz. McCollum came into the game averaging 19.8 points in his last four games against Utah. The veteran guard has scored at least 20 points in 154 games since the start of the 2015-16 season, which is the 13th most in the NBA in that span.

QUOTABLE

"He affects shots and his presence affects shots," Portland coach Terry Stotts on Gobert's play keeping the Blazers from finishing at the rim.

TIP INS

Blazers: Lillard did not attempt a free throw. He came into the game ranked fourth in the NBA in free throws made and eighth in the league in attempts. ... Portland scored 14 points off 17 Utah turnovers. ... The Blazers made just 35 baskets against the Jazz for the second time this season.

Jazz: Gobert has logged a double-double in nine of his last 10 games against the Blazers. ... Dante Exum matched his season-high with 15 points off the bench. ... Utah shot 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from 3-point range over the final three quarters.

UP NEXT

Blazers visit the Warriors on Thursday.

Jazz host the 76ers on Thursday.

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Matchup
Trail Blazers Overall
W/L 19-15
ATS 16-18
Pts For 111.0
Pts Against 110.9
Total 17-17
Trail Blazers Away
W/L 6-10
ATS 5-11
Pts For 107.9
Pts Against 114.4
Total 9-7
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-25
9:30 PM
at Jazz L 117-96 L (6.5) U (214.5)
12-23
8:00 PM
Mavericks W 121-118 L (-7.5) O (215)
12-21
9:00 PM
Jazz L 120-90 L (-2) U (213.5)
12-19
9:00 PM
Grizzlies W 99-92 W (-5.5) U (201.5)
12-17
9:30 PM
at Clippers W 131-127 W (1.5) O (218)
12-14
9:00 PM
Raptors W 128-122 W (1.5) O (216.5)
12-12
7:00 PM
at Grizzlies L 92-83 L (3) U (201.5)
12-11
7:00 PM
at Rockets L 111-104 L (6.5) U (221)
12-8
9:00 PM
Timberwolves W 113-105 W (-3.5) U (220.5)
12-6
9:00 PM
Suns W 108-86 W (-12.5) U (211)
Avg. Points For 107.3
Avg. Points Against 109.0
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 3-7
Jazz Overall
W/L 17-18
ATS 17-17-1
Pts For 107.2
Pts Against 105.6
Total 17-18
Jazz Home
W/L 7-7
ATS 8-6
Pts For 111.1
Pts Against 106.6
Total 8-6
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-25
9:30 PM
Trail Blazers W 117-96 W (-6.5) U (214.5)
12-22
8:00 PM
Thunder L 107-106 L (-2) U (218.5)
12-21
9:00 PM
at Trail Blazers W 120-90 W (2) U (213.5)
12-19
8:00 PM
Warriors W 108-103 W (2.5) U (222.5)
12-17
7:00 PM
at Rockets L 102-97 T (5) U (212)
12-15
4:00 PM
at Magic L 96-89 L (-6) U (206)
12-12
8:00 PM
Heat W 111-84 W (-8.5) U (211.5)
12-10
7:00 PM
at Thunder L 122-113 L (5) O (217.5)
12-9
6:00 PM
at Spurs L 110-97 L (-3.5) U (218.5)
12-6
9:30 PM
Rockets W 118-91 W (-1.5) U (216)
Avg. Points For 107.6
Avg. Points Against 100.1
ATS 5-4-1
Over/Under 1-9
Scoring
Trail Blazers
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Damian Lillard (G) 34:189-21 42.9%2-5 40%0-0 0%2540113-1320
Evan Turner (G-F) 19:204-9 44.4%0-0 0%4-4 100%0330020-412
CJ McCollum (G) 33:444-14 28.6%1-3 33.3%2-4 50%1331142-1411
Al-Farouq Aminu (F) 32:463-6 50%2-3 66.7%3-4 75%2723002-1411
Zach Collins (F-C) 15:144-6 66.7%0-1 0%2-4 50%1320022-710
Seth Curry (G) 14:343-4 75%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%0021010-128
Jusuf Nurkic (C) 25:523-10 30%0-0 0%1-2 50%21021115-97
Meyers Leonard (F-C) 19:282-6 33.3%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%0400001-97
Maurice Harkless (F) 24:432-8 25%0-1 0%2-4 50%3401003-76
Wade Baldwin IV (G) 2:401-1 100%1-1 100%1-2 50%0000001-34
Nik Stauskas (G) 12:010-3 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0220000-70
Jake Layman (F) 2:400-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000000-30
Caleb Swanigan (F) 2:400-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100011-30
Anfernee Simons (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Gary Trent Jr. (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jazz
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Donovan Mitchell (G) 31:098-18 44.4%2-5 40%1-4 25%0221024819
Rudy Gobert (C) 33:057-10 70%0-0 0%4-9 44.4%414017331018
Joe Ingles (F) 32:516-9 66.7%3-5 60%0-0 0%07500112215
Dante Exum (G) 17:087-9 77.8%1-1 100%0-0 0%0240010915
Ricky Rubio (G) 30:525-11 45.5%2-4 50%2-3 66.7%13621441214
Jae Crowder (F) 27:543-10 30%2-8 25%4-5 80%0410020912
Kyle Korver (G-F) 21:014-6 66.7%2-4 50%0-0 0%0302123210
Derrick Favors (F) 18:533-5 60%0-1 0%1-2 50%4102000347
Raul Neto (G) 2:041-1 100%1-1 100%0-0 0%010000063
Royce O'Neale (F) 8:551-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%010101042
Thabo Sefolosha (F) 8:131-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%010001002
Ekpe Udoh (F-C) 5:510-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100101130
Georges Niang (F) 2:040-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000060
Grayson Allen (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tony Bradley (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyler Cavanaugh (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Naz Mitrou-Long (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
UTA
POR
UTA(-4)
-110
POR
-110
103.5
-110
103.5
-110
12/26/2018
9:09 PM
UTA
POR
UTA(-4)
-110
POR
-110
104
-110
104
-110
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
UTA
POR
UTA(-4)
-110
POR
-110
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
UTA
POR
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
UTA
POR
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
105
-110
105
-110
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
UTA
POR
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
104
-110
104
-110
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
UTA
POR
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
UTA
POR
12/26/2018
9:09 PM
UTA
POR
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
UTA
POR
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
UTA
POR
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
UTA
POR
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
UTA
POR
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
UTA
POR
Spread
Spread
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
UTA(-4)
-110
POR
-110
12/26/2018
9:09 PM
UTA(-4)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
UTA(-4)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
UTA(-3)
-110
POR
-110
Total
Total
12/26/2018
9:39 PM
103.5
-110
103.5
-110
12/26/2018
9:09 PM
104
-110
104
-110
12/25/2018
5:12 PM
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/25/2018
2:48 PM
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:42 PM
105
-110
105
-110
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
104
-110
104
-110
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/26/2018
11:00 PM
POR
UTA
POR(-.5)
-115
UTA
-105
109
-110
109
-110
12/26/2018
10:51 PM
POR
UTA
POR(-.5)
-105
UTA
-115
109
-110
109
-110
12/26/2018
10:48 PM
POR
UTA
POR(-.5)
EVEN
UTA
-120
109
-110
109
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/26/2018
11:00 PM
POR
UTA
12/26/2018
10:51 PM
POR
UTA
12/26/2018
10:48 PM
POR
UTA
Spread
Spread
12/26/2018
11:00 PM
POR(-.5)
-115
UTA
-105
12/26/2018
10:51 PM
POR(-.5)
-105
UTA
-115
12/26/2018
10:48 PM
POR(-.5)
EVEN
UTA
-120
Total
Total
12/26/2018
11:00 PM
109
-110
109
-110
12/26/2018
10:51 PM
109
-110
109
-110
12/26/2018
10:48 PM
109
-110
109
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 109 -110 -110