Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 66-7 and a road record of 31-7. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 115.5 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Golden State is 15-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 40-5. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 37-37 and a home record of 23-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 96.1, good for a point differential of 1.7. Utah has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 21-23. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Golden State averages 115.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Utah averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 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 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 24th with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 96.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.2 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 114.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 119.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 115 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Jazz score 99.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.5 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 91.1 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 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 38-32-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 41-31-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 37-35-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 30-43-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/28/16 G Brandon Rush Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
03/12/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
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 Golden State
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