Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Utah Jazz travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 28-31 and a road record of 9-19. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 98 points per game while giving up 97.2 per contest. Utah is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-20. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 39-19 and a home record of 21-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 4.5. Toronto has a division record of 9-1 and a conference record of 26-10. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.9 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 82%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Utah averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 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 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 97.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 91 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 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Raptors score 103.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.1 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-29-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 25-34-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-26-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 31-25-2 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
03/01/16 F Trevor Booker Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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