Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Utah Jazz head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
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The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 12-11. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 103.1 points per contest while giving up 100.0 per game. The Thunder have an overall mark of 10-12. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per contest and giving up 99.0, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-14-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/03/17 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is upgraded to probable Monday vs Washington
12/03/17 G Rodney Hood Ankle is "?" Monday vs Washington
12/03/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is upgraded to "?" Monday vs Washington
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rodney Hood comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Donovan Mitchell averages 16.4 points per contest in 29 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Russell Westbrook has scored 22 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 9.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Paul George averages 20.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 103.1 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.13 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 100 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 18.8 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 24th in the NBA with 102.1 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.09. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21.1. The Thunder are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Thunder give up 99 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 41.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Utah is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Thunder are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5
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