The TORONTO and the UTAH will both be gunning for a victory on 11/5/2018 at 9:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
TORONTO RAPTORS vs UTAH JAZZ
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, November 5, 2018
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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TV: 9:05 PM
PREDICTION: UTAH , TORONTO
Oddsmakers currently have the UTAH listed as 2 point favorites versus the TORONTO, while the game’s total is sitting at 217.
The Utah Jazz will try for a fourth time to pick up their first home win of the season when they host the red-hot Toronto Raptors on Monday. At 0-3 in Salt Lake City, the Jazz are one of two teams in the NBA yet to record a victory at home, where they will play their next three games.
Utah has been much better on the road but it collapsed down the stretch at Denver on Saturday and fell 103-88. “The score didn’t reflect our effort,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder told the media after his team was outscored 35-15 in the fourth quarter. “But ultimately you’ve got to put the ball in the basket. We weren’t able to do that in the fourth quarter.” The Raptors are tied for the best record in the NBA after winning 121-107 at the Los Angeles Lakers late Sunday night. Serge Ibaka hit his first 14 shots en route to a career-high 34 points to lift Toronto to the easy victory without star swingman Kawhi Leonard (foot), who is questionable for this one.
TV: 9 p.m. ET, Sportsnet One (Toronto), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Utah)
ABOUT THE RAPTORS (9-1): Ibaka was 8-for-8 from the floor in the first quarter alone as Toronto raced to a 42-17 lead and he finished 15-for-17, later crediting point guard Kyle Lowry for helping to simplify the attack. “Kyle is making the game so easy for me and [center Jonas Valanciunas],” Ibaka told Sportsnet in a postgame interview. “The fact that he can shoot at the 3-point line just makes the game for us easy.” Lowry’s phenomenal assist binge continued with 15 more helpers against the Lakers, giving the veteran point guard at least 10 in each of the last eight games, and he turned the ball over just once.
ABOUT THE JAZZ (4-5): Leading scorer Donovan Mitchell missed Friday’s loss to Memphis due to a hamstring injury and left the game in Denver with an ankle issue before returning to complete a 16-point effort. He missed all seven of his 3-point tries against the Nuggets and Utah finished 6-for-31 from beyond the arc, including 2-for-16 by the starters. Rudy Gobert recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Denver for his eighth double-double, second in the league entering Sunday.
1. Jazz SG Alec Burks (hand) has missed four straight games.
2. Raptors PF Pascal Siakam has three double-doubles in his last eight games after recording zero in his first 138 career contests.
3. The teams split a pair of meetings last season, with the road team winning both.
PREDICTION: Jazz 110, Raptors 106