Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 17-20 and a road record of 6-12. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 16-24 and a home record of 9-9. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 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%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Utah averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Portland averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-16-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 14-23-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 20-20-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 23-16-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/12/16 F Derrick Favors Back "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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