Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 18-24 and a road record of 6-15. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 97.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 20-21 and a home record of 10-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Rodney Hood averages 13.5 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
John Wall averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Utah averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th 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 9th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 97.7 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 18th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Washington averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Wizards allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-20-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-25-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 23-17-1 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
01/13/16 F Derrick Favors Back out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/22/16 F Drew Gooden Calf is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Utah
01/22/16 F Kris Humphries Knee "?" Saturday vs. Utah
01/22/16 F Otto Porter Hip "?" Saturday vs. Utah
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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