Saturday, February 6, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 23-25 and a road record of 7-15. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 97.6 points per game while giving up 96.4 per contest. Utah is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-17. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 14-37 and a home record of 10-15. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -6. Phoenix has a division record of 3-5 and a conference record of 9-21. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 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 16.5 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Devin Booker averages 10.5 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Markieff Morris averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Utah averages 97.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.1 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 19th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Suns force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 90.7 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 Suns score 103.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 93.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.3 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 25-22-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-28-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 20-31-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 26-25-0 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
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/05/16 G Devin Booker Knee injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Utah
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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