Milwaukee Bucks at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 1.5 point favorites.
The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 102.1 points per contest while giving up 104.6 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 8-11. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per contest and giving up 100.0, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-8-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/24/17 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Knee missed last game, is probable Saturday vs. Utah
11/24/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Utah
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.7 points per contest in 37.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Donovan Mitchell has scored 14.3 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Rodney Hood averages 17.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 102.1 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.59 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 14.2 per game. The Bucks allow 104.6 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 26th in the NBA with 100.3 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.26. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 20.3. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Jazz give up 100 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.4 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Milwaukee is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league.
Utah is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Jazz are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +1.5
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