Saturday, December 5, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 12-6 and a road record of 6-4. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 96.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 8-9 and a home record of 3-4. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 95.9 points per game and surrendering 94.5, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. George Hill averages 12.9 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Alec Burks averages 15.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Indiana averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.3 per game. The Pacers allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Utah averages 95.9 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 18th with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 94.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Jazz force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-6-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 10-6-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/04/15 PG Monta Ellis Back injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
12/04/15 G Paul George Knee probable Saturday vs. Utah
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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