Sunday, October 30, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1 as they are averaging 100 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114 points per game and surrendering 106, good for a point differential of +8.
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Derrick Favors averages 15 points per game in 20 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1 assist per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Chris Paul averages 27 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Blake Griffin averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Utah averages 100 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 49 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14 per game. The Jazz allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 52% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 114 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 62 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 2nd with 8 per game. The Clippers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 60 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Clippers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 45%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 6.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
10/07/16 G Gordon Hayward Finger out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/29/16 F Paul Pierce Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Utah
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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