Sunday, April 10, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 193.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 39-40 and a road record of 15-24. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. Utah is 7-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-26. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 33-47 and a home record of 18-22. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 105, good for a point differential of -2.9. Denver has a division record of 4-10 and a conference record of 18-32. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.6 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 16.5 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kenneth Faried averages 12.5 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Gary Harris averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Utah averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 95.9 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 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd 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.
Denver averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 91 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 Nuggets score 104.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 40-37-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 31-47-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 41-36-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 46-32-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
04/09/16 F Darrell Arthur Personal "?" Sunday vs. Utah
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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