Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 35-28 and a road record of 16-16. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 99.4 per contest. Atlanta is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-17. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 29-33 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 97.2, good for a point differential of 0.7. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 16-21. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Gordon Hayward averages 20.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Atlanta averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Hawks allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Utah averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 101.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 101.9. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Jazz score 98.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 96 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.2 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 91 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-32-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-31-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 27-35-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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