Monday, March 20, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Utah Jazz travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 43-27. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 96.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 35-33. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-37-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 35-35-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 31-37-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/18/17 G Rodney Hood Knee "?" Monday vs. Indiana
03/18/17 PG Shelvin Mack Ankle "?" Monday vs. Indiana
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/15/17 F Lavoy Allen Knee "?" Sunday vs. Toronto
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 21.8 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 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Paul George averages 22.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.94 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.9 per game. The Jazz allow 96.3 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 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 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 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 14th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Pacers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 108.9 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 91.6 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 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13 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 51%.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +1.5
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