Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 6-18 and a road record of 1-12. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 10-13 and a home record of 5-5. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Ryan Anderson averages 18 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Alec Burks averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
New Orleans averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Utah averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-16-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-13-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 13-9-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 9-14-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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