Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 94.3 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 1-3. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 125.3, good for a point differential of -22.5.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 0-2-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/23/17 G Rodney Hood Calf is OUT Tuesday vs. LA Clippers
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/24/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Disciplinary is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee out for season
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Ricky Rubio averages 14.7 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Josh Jackson averages 12.5 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Devin Booker averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 99.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.33 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 17.7 per game. The Jazz allow 94.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 17th in the league with 102.8 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -22.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Suns are 4th in turnovers per game with 19.3. The Suns surrender 125.3 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 48% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 47 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Jazz are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Phoenix is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 118.1, and their offensive rating of 96.9 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 106 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -6.5
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