Friday, February 24, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 35-22. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 95.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 25-30. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.2 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Greg Monroe averages 11.6 points per game while playing 21.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Utah averages 100.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.54 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Jazz allow 95.7 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 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.7 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.
Milwaukee averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.27 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 91.4 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 13.2 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 Bucks rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.2 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 24-32-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-29-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-33-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-20-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
02/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee +3.5
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