Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 17-10. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 95.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-10. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.2 points per game and surrendering 97.3, good for a point differential of 0.0.
George Hill comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.5 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Zach Randolph averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Utah averages 100.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Jazz allow 95.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18 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.
Memphis averages 97.2 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 16th with 14 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 110.7 and a defensive rating of 104.7. 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 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 102. They get 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-13-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-16-1 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
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/17/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Utah
12/17/16 F James Ennis Calf "?" Sunday vs. Utah
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +2
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