Friday, March 3, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, March 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 14 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 10-49. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 37-24. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 96.0, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.5 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Gordon Hayward averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Brooklyn averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.78 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.1 per game. The Nets allow 114.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Utah averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.15 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 19th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.3 and a defensive rating of 111.9. In terms of pace they average 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 26-31-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-28-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 26-34-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 30-31-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
02/27/17 F Luis Scola Waived has been waived
Utah Jazz Injuries
03/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -14
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