Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz match preview, time, tv channels, how to watch free live stream online

The Portland Trail Blazers have three very victorious home games ahead of them as of Wednesday night with the Utah Jazz.

However, the Jazz, Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks also likely view their upcoming matchups with the struggling Blazers as immediately winnable.

The Blazers have been struggling in games like this for the past few weeks, which is why they’re 12th in the Western Conference.

To get out of that hole, they need to start picking back-to-back wins, and after beating San Antonio on Monday, the Blazers will be seeking their second two-game winning streak since mid-December.

However, the jazz will be a problem. After experiencing its own swoon while losing seven of eight games to drop to 20-23, Utah has since won five of seven to get back to .500.

During that stretch, the Jazz shot 47.1% from the field and 37.9% on threes while averaging 117.6 points per game. Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen appeared in five of those games, averaging 26.8 points and 12.4 rebounds for the contest.

The Blazers lost their first meeting with the Jazz at home on November 19, 118-113. On December 3, the Blazers shocked Utah with a 116-111 win away while playing without Damian Lillard, Josh Hart, Justise Winslow, Nassir Little and Gary Payton II.

That win started for the Blazers with six wins out of eight.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS. UTAH JAZZ

What: Trail Blazers (22-25) vs. Jazz (25-25), 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Where from: Moda center.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1).

Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game in DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers) if you are out of fuboTV trials or just prefer this platform and its pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider showing Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.

OPPORTUNITIES (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)

money line: POR-165 | UTA +140

Spread: POR -3.5 | About Below: 237.5

INJURIES

Blazer: Justify Winslow (left ankle sprain) and Ibou Badji (left knee pain) are out.

Jazz: Kelly Olynyk (Left ankle sprain) is out.

NEXT UP

The Blazers host the Toronto Raptors (21-27) at 7 p.m. Saturday.

— Aaron Fentress | [email protected] | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook). Subscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts

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