Thursday, February 9, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Utah Jazz head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 33-19. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 95.4 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 20-32. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Gordon Hayward comes into this game averaging 22.2 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Rudy Gobert averages 13 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Wesley Matthews averages 15.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Utah averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.4 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 1st and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Dallas averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 11.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 91.3 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 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 91.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 22-29-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 25-27-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-29-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
02/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/08/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Utah
02/08/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Utah
01/29/17 PG Deron Williams Toe out indefinitely
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -3
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