Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 21-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 94.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 20-14. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Rodney Hood comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Al Horford averages 15.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Isaiah Thomas averages 27.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Utah averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 94.7 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 3rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Boston averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 108.7 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 91 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 96 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 37% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 16-17-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-17-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 18-14-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 16-18-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/22/16 PG Dante Exum Knee out indefinitely
01/02/17 PG Alec Burks Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Brooklyn
01/02/17 PG George Hill Concussion expected to miss Monday vs. Brooklyn & doubtful Tuesday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/02/17 PG Avery Bradley Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Utah
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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