Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 29-33 and a road record of 10-21. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 97.2 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-21. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 56-6 and a home record of 27-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.1 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 10.7. Golden State has a division record of 13-1 and a conference record of 32-4. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
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 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.9 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Draymond Green averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Utah averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 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 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.1 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Warriors allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 105.2. 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 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 Warriors score 114.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 100 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-31-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 27-35-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 32-27-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 36-26-0 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
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/08/16 G Andre Iguodala Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
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