Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 35-37 and a road record of 13-24. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 97.6 points per game while giving up 96.6 per contest. Utah is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-23. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 23-48 and a home record of 12-23. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -3.8. Minnesota has a division record of 3-10 and a conference record of 13-29. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 4.9 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 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.7 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Utah averages 97.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 96.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th 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 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.3 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 -3.7 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.7 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 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 14.3 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 Timberwolves score 101.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.8 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 35-35-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-42-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-36-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-30-3 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
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/25/16 C Gorgui Dieng Hip probable Friday vs. Washington
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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