Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 12 point favorites and the total is set at 198. The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 7-23. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 19-13. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 95.3, good for a point differential of 3.8.
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Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 13.5 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Rodney Hood averages 14.2 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Philadelphia averages 98.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Utah averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 95.3 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 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 100.5 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 91.1 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 35% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-16-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/28/16 G Gerald Henderson Hip injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Utah
12/28/16 F Richaun Holmes Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Utah
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/28/16 PG George Hill Toe is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
12/22/16 PG Dante Exum Knee out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -12
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