Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 22-15. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 99.0 points per game while giving up 95.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 23-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Rodney Hood averages 14 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Mike Conley averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Utah averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 95.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.5 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.6 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 104.8. In terms of pace they average 90.9 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 34% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 17-19-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-19-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-19-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
01/06/17 PG George Hill Concussion doubtful Saturday vs. Minnesota
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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