Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 25-25 and a road record of 8-15. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. Utah is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-17. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 19-32 and a home record of 13-12. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.6. New Orleans has a division record of 4-8 and a conference record of 13-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Utah averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 90.6 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 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pelicans score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96 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 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 26-23-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-30-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-30-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-25-2 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
02/09/16 PG Trey Burke Illness expected to miss Tuesday vs. Dallas & Wednesday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/05/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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