Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 95.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 12-22. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 110.6, good for a point differential of -6.1.
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Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Rodney Hood averages 14.7 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Julius Randle averages 12.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Utah averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.5 per game. The Jazz allow 95.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 27th with 16 per game. The Lakers allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 91.1 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 35% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112.1. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-15-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-18-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-13-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/22/16 PG Dante Exum Knee out indefinitely
12/17/16 PG George Hill Toe out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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