Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 27-27 and a road record of 9-17. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. Utah is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-18. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 28-27 and a home record of 17-11. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of 1.1. Portland has a division record of 8-3 and a conference record of 22-15. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.1 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 82%. Derrick Favors averages 16.6 points per game in 32.1 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 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.9 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Utah averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 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 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 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 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Portland averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13.5 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 98.7 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 0 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 90.8 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 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Trail Blazers score 106.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 121.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.8 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.4. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-25-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 23-31-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 31-24-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 29-25-1 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
02/20/16 G Shelvin Mack Acquired probable Sunday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
02/17/16 G Brian Roberts Acquired probable Friday vs. Atlanta
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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