Thursday, March 24, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 34-36 and a road record of 12-23. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-22. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 49-22 and a home record of 28-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.2 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 7.1. Oklahoma City has a division record of 11-2 and a conference record of 32-11. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.9 points per game in 32.5 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%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 10.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Utah averages 97.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th 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 23rd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 96.5 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 14th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.2 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.
Oklahoma City averages 110.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Thunder force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 94 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 104.6. 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 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Thunder score 109.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.9 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 112.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 34-34-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-41-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-39-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-39-0 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
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/23/16 F Kyle Singler Back "?" Thursday vs. Utah
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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