Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 12 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 15-19. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 27-7. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.0 points per contest and giving up 105.0, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-16-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-17-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 16-18-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 16-18-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/26/17 PG Raul Neto Concussion is out indefinitely
12/16/17 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/26/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Utah
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood averages 17.7 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Klay Thompson averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Kevin Durant averages 26.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Utah averages 101.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.97 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 105 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Golden State is 2nd in the league with 115 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 10. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 30.1. The Warriors are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.3.
The Jazz are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Utah is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Golden State is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +12
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