Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Utah Jazz travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3 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 Pistons have an overall record of 33-33. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 0.2.
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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Reggie Jackson averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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 17th 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.
Detroit averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 30th with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th 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 Pistons rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 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
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-33-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-35-0 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
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/14/17 G Michael Gbinije Ankle doubtful Tuesday vs. Cleveland
03/13/17 F Tobias Harris Knee probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +3
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