Friday, March 4, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 28-32 and a road record of 9-20. 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 97.3 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-20. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 36-24 and a home record of 22-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 99.5, good for a point differential of -0.4. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 21-16. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
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 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Derrick Favors averages 16.7 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 70%.
Mike Conley averages 15.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Utah averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th 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 15th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 97.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 105.3. 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 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies score 101.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.4 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-30-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 26-34-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-28-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-27-1 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
03/03/16 G Rodney Hood Head injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 G Tony Allen Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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