Sunday, March 13, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 30-35 and a road record of 10-22. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 97.3 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-22. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 25-39 and a home record of 14-18. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per game and surrendering 109.5, good for a point differential of -2.7. Sacramento has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 13-26. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5 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 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Utah averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 97.3 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 15th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Kings allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Kings force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 91.3 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 28% 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 Kings score 106.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.2 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-33-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-36-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-36-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 33-29-2 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
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger "?" Sunday vs. Utah
03/12/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Utah
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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