Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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The Utah Jazz head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 40-24. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 96.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 44-20. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.2 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.5 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 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 13 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 12.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Eric Gordon averages 16.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. James Harden averages 29 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 11.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Utah averages 100.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.28 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.1 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 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 96 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 2nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Houston averages 115.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.86 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 108.9 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% 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 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 47% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 27-35-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 37-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 33-30-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
03/07/17 PG George Hill Toe missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
03/06/17 F Joe Johnson Groin missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
03/06/17 PG Shelvin Mack Ankle missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
03/06/17 F Ryan Anderson Back left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs. Utah
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5.5
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