Portland Blazers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 107.6 points per contest while giving up 98.3 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 95.9 points per contest and giving up 93.1, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-3-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 1-5-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/28/17 F Meyers Leonard Ankle is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/03/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard averages 24.3 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Rudy Gobert averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Ricky Rubio averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 16.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Portland averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.29 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 93.1 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per game this season. Utah is 29th in the league with 95.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.71. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Jazz are 2nd in turnovers per game with 18.9.
The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 24th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 23rd. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Utah is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Jazz are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 98.5, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 28th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +3
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