Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 15-18 and a road record of 5-10. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 96.7 points per game while giving up 96.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 30-6 and a home record of 20-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 89.2, good for a point differential of 13.9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. 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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Utah averages 96.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
San Antonio averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 8th with 14 per game. The Spurs allow 89.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-14-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 12-21-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-11-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 15-21-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/05/16 F Derrick Favors Back missed last 6 games, "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/05/16 PG Tony Parker Hip missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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