Thursday, February 25, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 47-9 and a road record of 19-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 92.7 per contest. San Antonio is 8-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-5. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 28-28 and a home record of 19-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 97.1, good for a point differential of 1.3. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 15-19. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Gordon Hayward averages 20.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
San Antonio averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 92.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Utah averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 103.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.4 and a defensive rating of 98.2. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Jazz score 99.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 113 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 90.9 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 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-22-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-28-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-27-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 25-31-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/23/16 F Kawhi Leonard Calf missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
02/20/16 C Matt Bonner Calf out indefinitely
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
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 Utah
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