Thursday, March 16, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 42-25. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 96.6 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 44-22. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.0 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Gordon Hayward averages 22 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Lebron James averages 25.9 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 25.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Utah averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.16 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 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 3rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Cleveland averages 111 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.53 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 17th with 13.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.4 and a defensive rating of 104.9. In terms of pace they average 91.7 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 33% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.4 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-36-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 35-32-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 31-33-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-29-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
03/13/17 PG Shelvin Mack Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/15/17 G Kyle Korver Foot missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Utah
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -6
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