Friday, January 22, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, January 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 188.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 18-24 and a road record of 6-15. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 97.7 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 11-32 and a home record of 7-16. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.3 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -7.7.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Rodney Hood averages 13.5 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Utah averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.3 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 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 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nets force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-20-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-25-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-21-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-25-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/13/16 F Derrick Favors Back out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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