Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 18-3. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.8 as they are averaging 120.2 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 14-9. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 95.5, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 26.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Kevin Durant averages 27 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Gordon Hayward averages 23.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. George Hill averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Golden State averages 120.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 32 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Utah averages 100.4 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 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 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Jazz allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 118.2 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 91.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 11-9-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-11-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/06/16 PG George Hill Toe "?"12/01/16 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +8.5
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