Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
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The Utah Jazz head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 6-9. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 98.5 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 5-9. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per contest and giving up 114.1, which is a point differential of -4.1.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Ricky Rubio comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Rodney Hood averages 16.8 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has scored 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 98.5 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 16.6 per game. The Jazz allow 100.7 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 18.3 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 6th in the NBA with 110 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.14. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 21.4. The Nets are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Nets give up 114.1 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 49.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Brooklyn is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Nets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -2.5
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