Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 94.6 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 24-4. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.9 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 12.9.
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Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Rodney Hood averages 15.8 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kevin Durant averages 25.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Stephen Curry averages 24.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Utah averages 100.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Jazz allow 94.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Golden State averages 117.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 31.5 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 110.1 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 91 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 116.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/17/16 PG George Hill Toe out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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