Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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The Portland Blazers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 2.5 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 38-38. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 47-30. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 96.6, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 36-40-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 42-34-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 33-41-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 40-37-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/31/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg out indefinitely
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
04/02/17 PG George Hill Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
04/02/17 PG Raul Neto Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Gordon Hayward averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.5 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 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.57 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.92 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 96.6 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 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd 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 Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.4 and a defensive rating of 111. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105. 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 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -2.5
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