Friday, March 11, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 30-33 and a road record of 14-16. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 29-35 and a home record of 19-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 0.3. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 16-22. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Bradley Beal averages 17.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Gordon Hayward averages 20 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Washington averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Utah averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 21st with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 97.4 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 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz score 98 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.8 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-31-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 33-29-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-33-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 27-36-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/10/16 G Bradley Beal Pelvis missed last game, probable Friday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Rodney Hood Back "?" Friday vs. Washington
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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