Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The Utah Jazz travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 12-14 and a road record of 5-8. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 97 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 26-1 and a home record of 12-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 13.4.
Alec Burks comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.9 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Stephen Curry averages 31.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Utah averages 97.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Jazz allow 97 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 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Golden State averages 116 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 28.9 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 26th with 16 per game. The Warriors allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-10-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 17-9-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 17-10-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/21/15 PG Raul Neto Shoulder probable Wednesday vs. Golden State
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/22/15 G Klay Thompson Wrist probable Wednesday vs. Utah
12/19/15 C Andrew Bogut Back injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
11/29/15 F Harrison Barnes Ankle out indefinitely
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State
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