Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 15-9. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 15-10. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 95.5, good for a point differential of 5.0.
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Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.1 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
George Hill averages 20 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Gordon Hayward averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 56.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Utah averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 8th with 12.9 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 1st and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 91.6 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 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-10-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/12/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/11/16 PG George Hill Toe expected to miss
12/11/16 G Rodney Hood Hamstring "?"
12/01/16 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +3
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