Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 7, 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 Timberwolves have an overall record of 11-24. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -1.6.
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%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Utah averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th 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 15th 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 2nd 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.
Minnesota averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th 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 Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110.4. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.5 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 53%.
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
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-21-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-18-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
01/06/17 PG George Hill Concussion doubtful Saturday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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