Friday, December 11, 2015
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 11, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 13-8 and a road record of 4-5. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 10-10 and a home record of 5-4. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 96.3, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kevin Durant averages 27.9 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Alec Burks averages 15.2 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Oklahoma City averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.8 per game. The Thunder allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Utah averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 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 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 16th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 96.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 12-7-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
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 Oklahoma City
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