Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Utah Jazz head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 33-19. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 95.4 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 20-32. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Gordon Hayward comes into this game averaging 22.2 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Rudy Gobert averages 13 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 12.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Jrue Holiday averages 16 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Anthony Davis averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Utah averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.4 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 1st and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 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 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th 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 91.3 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 33% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 22-29-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 25-27-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-27-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-27-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
02/02/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
02/06/17 G Tyreke Evans Ankle left last game, "?"
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -4
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