Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 2 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 37-22. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 95.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 34-25. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 13 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 12.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
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Russell Westbrook averages 31 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Utah averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.8 per game. The Jazz allow 95.6 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 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 106.2 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.32 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. 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 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 26-32-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-30-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-25-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-31-4 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/27/17 G Victor Oladipo Back "?" Tuesday vs. Utah
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -2
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