Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Can the Jazz dominate the mighty Raptors?

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Can the Jazz dominate the mighty Raptors?

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: The Toronto Raptors are expected to win the upcoming NBA Preseason game against the Utah Jazz as per the latest prediction.

The preseason of the NBA 2022-23 is set to offer many exciting matchups for basketball fans over the weekend. On Sunday, 2nd October, the Toronto Raptors will lock horns with the Utah Jazz at the Rogers Place Arena in their preseason opener.

It was a good comeback season for the Raptors in the last season after a rare failure in the NBA 2020-21. They finished the regular season on a solid note at 48-34 in the 5th position of the Eastern Conference. It was Toronto’s eighth postseason appearance. However, the Raptors couldn’t progress further as they faced a 2-4 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs.

The Utah Jazz had a somewhat similar campaign in the regular season of the NBA 2021-22. They finished at 49-33 in the 5th position of the Western Conference. Utah made their sixth appearance in the playoffs. In the postseason, the Jazz lost the first round by a 2-4 scoreline to the Dallas Mavericks.

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Winning Odds

PlatformRaptorsJazzPredicted Winner
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*Odds not available yet

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: 2022-23 Roster

Toronto Raptors:

Guard: Jeff Dowtin, Ron Harper Jr., Gary Trent Jr., Malachi Flynn, Fred VanVleet

Forward: Chris Boucher, Josh Jackson, Thaddeus Young, Gabe Brown, Juancho Hernangomez, Justin Champagnie, DJ Wilson, Pascal Siakam, Otto Porter Jr., Dalano Banton, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa

Center: Christian Koloko, Khem Birch

Utah Jazz:

Guard: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Malik Beasley, Leandro Bolmaro, Jared Butler, Jordan Clarkson, Mike Conley, Stanley Johnson, Johnny Juzang, Saben Lee, Collin Sexton

Forward: Ochai Agbaji, Simone Fontecchio, Rudy Gay, Talen Horton-Tucker, Lauri Markksnen, Jared Vanderbilt, Cody Zeller

Center: Udoka Azubuike, Walker Kessler, Kelly Olynyk

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Injuries

Toronto Raptors: Khem Birch (Center), Justin Champagnie (Forward)

Utah Jazz: Udoka Azubuike (Center)

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Team Stats (NBA 2021-22 Regular Season)

StatsToronto RaptorsUtah Jazz
Points Per Game109.4113.6
Rebounds Per Game45.344.0
Assists Per Game22.124.6
Steals Per Game9.07.2
Blocks Per Game4.64.9

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Head to Head

Both these teams have played a total of 51 regular season games against each other in NBA history. The Utah Jazz has the upper hand as they got 30 wins, while the Toronto Raptors won 21 fixtures. If we talk about the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Jazz and 2 by the Raptors. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 7 January 2022. The Toronto Raptors won that game with a score of 122-108.

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Top Players from the Last NBA Season

Toronto Raptors:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameReboundsPer GameAssists Per Game
Pascal SiakamPower Forward22.88.55.3
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameSteals Per Game
Fred Van VleetShooting Guard20.36.71.7
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameSteals Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Gary Trent Jr.Shooting Guard18.31.71.0

Utah Jazz:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameRebounds Per Game
Donovan MitchellShooting Guard25.95.34.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Bojan BogdanovicSmall Forward18.14.31.7
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Jordan ClarksonPoint Guard16.03.51.6

Raptors vs Jazz Prediction: Winner

It is quite early to analyze which side is looking stronger. Both teams have quality players. Most of the key players might be rested in the preseason and young players are expected to be given more chances. The Toronto Raptors will aim for a home win to start the preseason. On the other hand, the Utah Jazz will also look to dominate the hosts on Sunday. They are ahead of the Raptors if we check out the H2H stats. However, every season brings a new set of challenges for all teams. The prediction and betting platforms are favoring the Raptors for this NBA fixture.

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