Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.
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The Jazz had an overall record of 40-42 and a road record of 16-25 last season. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 1.8 as they averaged 97.7 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. Utah was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 24-28. They were 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Blazers had an overall record of 44-38 and a home record of 28-13 last year. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They averaged 105.1 points per game and surrendered 104.3, good for a point differential of 0.8. Portland had a division record of 11-5 and a conference record of 29-23. In their last 10 games they were 7-3.
Rudy Gobert averaged 9.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night last season for the Jazz. He pulled down 11 rebounds per game and dished out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 56% while his free throw percentage finished at 57%. Derrick Favors averaged 16.4 points per game in 32 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage was 52% for the year while his free throw percentage was 71%.
Damian Lillard averaged 25.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest last year for the Blazers. He grabbed 4 rebounds per game and had 6.8 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage finished at 89%. C.J. McCollum averaged 20.8 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 83%.
Utah averaged 97.7 points per contest last season which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.8 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 12th in the league. They averaged 51.8 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranked them 15th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 23rd with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allowed 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 2nd in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 48.4 rebounds a game which ranked 2nd and they gave up 19.1 assists per contest which put them in 1st place in the league. They forced 14 turnovers per game which ranked them 17th in the league.
Portland averaged 105.1 points per game last year which ranked them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 0.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 4th in the NBA. They averaged 54.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranked them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers ranked 16th with 14.5 per game. The Blazers allowed 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 21st in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.8 rebounds a game which ranked 20th and they gave up 21.6 assists per contest which put them in 12th place in the league. The Blazers forced 13 turnovers per game which ranked them 25th in the NBA.
The Jazz averaged 96.8 points per game on the road last season and they scored 96 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 0.7 per contest. The Jazz had an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 103.9 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 91 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Utah turned the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they forced 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Blazers scored 108.2 ppg at home and they averaged 122 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Blazers rating on offense was 108.8 and they had a defensive rating of 108. They got 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turned the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz were 41-39-2 against the spread last year
The Utah Jazz were 33-48-1 against the over/under last year
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers were 44-38-0 against the spread last year
The Portland Blazers were 44-37-1 against the over/under last year
Utah Jazz Injuries
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/24/16 F Boris Diaw Leg is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Portland
10/22/16 F Derrick Favors Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
10/22/16 G Rodney Hood Hand probable Tuesday vs. Portland
10/07/16 G Gordon Hayward Finger out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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