Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 33-35 and a road record of 11-22. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 98 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-22. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 34-33 and a home record of 22-12. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -1.3. Chicago has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 21-21. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.9 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jimmy Butler averages 22.1 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Utah averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 96.7 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 13th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls score 101.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 104.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 33-33-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-39-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 28-39-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 35-30-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
03/18/16 G Gordon Hayward Plantar Fasciitis "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/18/16 PG Aaron Brooks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah
03/18/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Utah
03/18/16 F Pau Gasol Knee expected to miss Saturday vs. Utah
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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