Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 10/9/2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, October 9, 2017.
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The Jazz come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 51-31. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 3.9 as they averaged 100.7 points per game while giving up 96.8 per contest. The Suns had an overall mark of 24-58 last year. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 107.7 points per contest and gave up 113.3, which was a point differential of -5.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz were 35-43-4 against the spread last season
The Utah Jazz were 42-40-0 against the over/under last year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns were 40-39-3 against the spreadlast season
The Phoenix Suns were 49-32-1 against the over/under last year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/7/2017 Dante Exum G Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 15
10/6/2017 Raul Neto G Quadriceps Questionable for start of season
10/3/2017 Donovan Mitchell G Hamstring Questionable for start of season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/6/2017 T.J. Warren F Concussion Questionable for start of season
10/4/2017 Jared Dudley F Toe Expected to be out until at least Oct 31
9/25/2017 Alan Williams F Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/25/2017 Brandon Knight G Knee Expected to be out until at least May 1
Ricky Rubio averaged 11.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 9.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 40% for the year while his free throw percentage was 89%. Rudy Gobert comes into this contest after averaging 14 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 12.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 66% while his free throw percentage was at 65%.
Devin Booker averaged 22.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 83%. Eric Bledsoe averaged 21.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game and had 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allowed 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 40.2 rebounds a game which ranked 1st, and they gave up 17.8 assists per contest which put them in 1st place in the league. They forced 12.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 2nd in the league. Utah averaged 100.7 points per contest last season, which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 3.94 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 8th in the league. They averaged 43.2 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranked them 20th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 19th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrendered 113.3 points per contest, which ranked them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 10th with 22.2 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns were 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game last season. Phoenix was 9th in the league with 107.7 points per game last year. They were 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -5.63. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 27th in the NBA. They were 6th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Suns were 4th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Jazz were 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 105.3 was ranked 28th last season. In terms of pace they were 30th in the league with 91.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 8th. As a team they were 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Utah was 12th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%, which was 28th in the league.
Phoenix was 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 6th in the league. The Suns were 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 112.2 was ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they were 2nd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 26th. As a team they were 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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