Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 48-30. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 39-40. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 34-41-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 40-38-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 38-41-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 43-36-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
04/06/17 PG Dante Exum Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Minnesota
04/06/17 F Derrick Favors Knee is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
04/06/17 PG George Hill Groin is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Minnesota
04/06/17 C Jeff Withey Illness "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
04/06/17 PG Raul Neto Groin is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Minnesota
04/06/17 G Rodney Hood Knee "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/31/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg out indefinitely
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.5 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 85%. Rudy Gobert averages 14 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
C.J. McCollum averages 23.1 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.12 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 96.5 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 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.71 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.4 and a defensive rating of 104.9. In terms of pace they average 91.6 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 13.2 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 Blazers rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +3
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