Sunday, December 13, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 10-11 and a road record of 5-6. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 96.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 15-8 and a home record of 10-3. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 7.
Alec Burks comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Russell Westbrook averages 26.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kevin Durant averages 27.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Utah averages 97.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 96.1 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 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 27th with 16.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Thunder force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 12-8-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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