Sunday, November 20, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 95.9 points per game while giving up 93.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 4-8. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Rudy Gobert averages 10.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Danilo Gallinari averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Utah averages 95.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.5 per game. The Jazz allow 93.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 17.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Denver averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 60.2 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 29th with 17.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 102.8. In terms of pace they average 90.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 9-3-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/18/16 F Derrick Favors Knee expected to miss Saturday vs. Houston
11/18/16 PG George Hill Thumb is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Houston
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/18/16 G Mike Miller Personal out indefinitely
11/18/16 F Will Barton Ankle "?"
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -5
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