Monday, December 28, 2015
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 2-30 and a road record of 1-18. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.6 as they are averaging 92 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 12-16 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Nerlens Noel averages 10 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Alec Burks averages 14.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Philadelphia averages 92 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.8 per game. The 76ers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Utah averages 97.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 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 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 97.6 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 17th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-19-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/27/15 C Jahlil Okafor Knee "?" Monday vs. Utah
12/27/15 F Richaun Holmes Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Utah
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Concussion injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Philadelphia
12/27/15 F Derrick Favors Back "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia
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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