Saturday, March 5, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 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 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 Pelicans have an overall record of 23-37 and a home record of 16-14. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -2.9. New Orleans has a division record of 4-10 and a conference record of 15-25. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
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%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
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.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 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 11th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th 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 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd 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 Pelicans score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5 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 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.6 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 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
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
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-34-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 29-29-2 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
03/04/16 G Rodney Hood Head is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Memphis
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/23/16 C Omer Asik Ankle out indefinitely
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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