Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 16-42 and a road record of 5-20. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 97 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. Brooklyn is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 28-29 and a home record of 19-11. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 97.1, good for a point differential of 1. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 15-20. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 14.9 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Derrick Favors averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Brooklyn averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Utah averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 97.1 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 14th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Nets average 96.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 102 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Jazz score 98.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.4 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 90.8 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 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-28-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-28-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-28-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 25-32-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
02/26/16 F Joe Johnson None has been waived
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee 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
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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