Saturday, November 28, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 4-11 and a road record of 1-7. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 7-7 and a home record of 2-2. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 95.1 points per game and surrendering 93.6, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Ryan Anderson comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Anthony Davis averages 23.5 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Gordon Hayward averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Alec Burks averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New Orleans averages 103.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Utah averages 95.1 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 21st with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 93.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-9-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-7-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-5-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 4-10-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/26/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. LA Clippers
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/27/15 PG Trey Burke Back injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. New Orleans
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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