Sunday, April 3, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 38-38 and a road record of 14-24. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 96.1 per contest. Utah is 42559 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-24. They are 42554 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 20-56 and a home record of 13-25. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -7.3. Phoenix has a division record of 42499 and a conference record of 14-33. In their last 10 games they are 42436.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 4.8 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 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Utah averages 97.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 96.1 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 12th and 20th 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 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 30th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 107.7 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 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Suns force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 104.1. 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 14.2 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 Suns score 103.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.7 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.1 and they have a defensive rating of 109.5. They get 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. 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 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 38-36-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 30-45-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 32-44-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 37-39-0 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
04/02/16 F Derrick Favors Knee "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
04/02/16 PG Brandon Knight Hernia doubtful Sunday vs. Utah
04/02/16 F Jon Leuer Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Utah
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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