Utah Jazz at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 13-13. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 103.2 points per contest while giving up 99.3 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 13-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 12-13-1 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-11-3 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/08/17 G Rodney Hood Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Milwaukee
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/07/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Friday vs Dallas
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert averages 12.1 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 29.4 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 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Khris Middleton averages 19.6 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Utah averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.92 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season. Milwaukee is 21st in the league with 103.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.96. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Bucks are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Jazz are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Milwaukee is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -5.5
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