Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-19-2016
by Tony Sink - 11/18/2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They are 3rd 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 Rockets have an overall record of 7-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of 3.8.
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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%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 12.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Gordon averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th 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 5th 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.
Houston averages 108.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 26th with 16.9 per game. The Rockets allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Rockets force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th 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 Rockets rating on offense is 112.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 15.1 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 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
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 4-8-0 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 "?" Saturday vs. Houston
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -5
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