Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 23-27. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 31-19. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 95.3, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Nicolas Batum comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Gordon Hayward averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Utah averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 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 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.3 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 1st and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 96.6 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 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 91.2 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 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-27-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-24-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-28-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 23-27-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Acquired "?" Saturday vs. Utah
02/03/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Saturday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
02/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -8
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