Milwaukee Bucks at Utah Jazz Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-5-2016
by Josh Schonwald - 2/4/2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 20-31 and a road record of 7-23. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-16. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 23-25 and a home record of 16-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 96.4, good for a point differential of 1.3. Utah has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 12-17. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.1 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 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Milwaukee averages 98.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Utah averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 18.5 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 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 93.7 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 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz score 98.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.8 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 90.7 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 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-26-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-22-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 25-22-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-28-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/04/16 F John Henson Back doubtful Friday vs. Utah
02/02/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring out indefinitely
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 Milwaukee
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