Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 22-23 and a road record of 6-15. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. Charlotte is 4-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-12. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 19-25 and a home record of 12-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 0.1. Utah has a division record of 3-6 and a conference record of 10-17. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.1 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.6 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%. Rodney Hood averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Charlotte averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Utah averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 20th 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 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-22-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-23-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 22-21-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/26/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
01/25/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
01/24/16 F Cody Zeller Shoulder out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/26/16 PG Raul Neto Concussion injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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