Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The Utah Jazz travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 13-16 and a road record of 5-9. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 97.2 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 11-20 and a home record of 4-12. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Alec Burks comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Gordon Hayward averages 19 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Utah averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.9 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 17th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 19th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-13-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 11-18-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/29/15 F Derrick Favors Back missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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