Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 22-19. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 27-16. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 94.9, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Paul George comes into this game averaging 22 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Jeff Teague averages 15.8 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rudy Gobert averages 12.4 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Indiana averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.1 per game. The Pacers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Utah averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 13th with 13.7 per game. The Jazz allow 94.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 18-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 24-17-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 19-23-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-23-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
01/19/17 PG George Hill Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Dallas
01/16/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -7
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