Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 6-14. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 113.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 12-9. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 94.8, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Devin Booker averages 19.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Gordon Hayward averages 22.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. 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%.
Phoenix averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16.1 per game. The Suns allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Utah averages 99.5 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 3rd with 12.3 per game. The Jazz allow 94.8 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 18.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 109.6. In terms of pace they average 101.7 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 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 91.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 14-6-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/23/16 F TJ Warren Head out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/04/16 PG George Hill Toe is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. LA Lakers
12/01/16 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -2
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