Utah Jazz at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds 1-18-2016
by Tony Sink - 1/17/2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, January 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.5.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 18-22 and a road record of 6-13. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0 as they are averaging 96.5 points per game while giving up 96.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 18-22 and a home record of 14-8. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Rodney Hood averages 13.2 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kemba Walker averages 19.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Utah averages 96.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 96.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-18-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-25-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-21-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-21-1 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
01/17/16 F Trevor Booker Concussion doubtful Monday vs. Charlotte
01/13/16 F Derrick Favors Back out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/17/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Monday vs. Utah
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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