Monday, March 27, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Monday, March 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 30-42. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 44-29. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-35-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 32-40-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-40-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 38-35-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
03/25/17 F/C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Denver
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/26/17 F Gordon Hayward Quad injured last game, "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
03/25/17 PG Shelvin Mack Ankle "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 27.8 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 26.8 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Rudy Gobert averages 13.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.26 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 17th with 13.7 per game. The Jazz allow 96.7 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 4th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 97.9 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 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 91.6 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 49%.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +4.5
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