Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Phoenix Suns travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 12-16 and a road record of 4-10. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 6-6. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97 points per game and surrendering 97.3, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Eric Bledsoe averages 22 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Alec Burks averages 14.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phoenix averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Utah averages 97 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 51.4 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 97.3 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 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.2 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.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 14-10-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns 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
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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