Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 18-49 and a road record of 6-27. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 108 per contest. Phoenix is 3-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-29. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 32-35 and a home record of 21-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98 points per game and surrendering 97.1, good for a point differential of 0.8. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 17-22. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. P.J. Tucker averages 7.2 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Gordon Hayward averages 20.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.9 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 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Phoenix averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Suns allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Utah averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 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 11th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 97.1 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 14th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Suns average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 98.2 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 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Jazz score 98.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. 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%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 27-40-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-32-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 32-33-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-38-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
03/16/16 G Gordon Hayward Plantar Fasciitis missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Phoenix
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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