Monday, December 14, 2015
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The Utah Jazz travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 188.5.
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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 Spurs have an overall record of 20-5 and a home record of 12-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 88.2, good for a point differential of 12.2.
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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
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 7th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 23rd 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.
San Antonio averages 100.4 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 10th with 14.5 per game. The Spurs allow 88.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th 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
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-9-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-16-0 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
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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