Suns +13.5 4 units
Jazz +7 3 units
Blazers -5.5 4 units
Devin Booker is fresh off a season high of 46 points. I think he keeps the ball rolling here against a solid at home Raptors team. The former North Carolina State standout T.J. Warren has been playing well this season and he presents a tough matchup for Ibaka and Jonas. Also, the Suns interim head coach, Jay Triano, was the first Canadian born head coach in the NBA. Suns get the Canadian coaching boost in Toronto.
Gobert is back and the Thunder have not beaten anybody by 7 in their last 5 games. I do like the Thunder more at home, but I could see the Jazz winning this one outright. Jazz are 4-1 in the second night of a back 2 back. They have a good back 2 back record because of their sound defense and inside scoring. Alec Burks will outscore Carmelo as the Jazz keep it close.
The Wizards looked like shit against the Jazz and will be without Wall against the Blazers. The Wiz need the mojo that Wall offers, especially against a team led by the notorious rapper Dolla Dame. Blazers are only 7-6 at home, but usually dominate in the Moda center. I think their home wins start to trend upwards toward previous year’s means starting with a win against the Wizards tonight.