Monday, January 23, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 25-19. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 29-16. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 95.3, good for a point differential of 4.4.
Steven Adams comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.4 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Rudy Gobert averages 12.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Utah averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 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 10th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 95.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 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 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 107.2. 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 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 91.3 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 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-20-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-25-3 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-24-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-23-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/22/17 C Steven Adams Concussion "?" Monday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
01/16/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -6
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