Sunday, March 5, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 38-24. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 96.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 25-36. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 34.5 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 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 12.9 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 12.6 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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Buddy Hield averages 8.9 points per game while playing 20.8 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Darren Collison averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Utah averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.32 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 per game. The Jazz allow 96 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 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Sacramento averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Kings force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. 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 13.3 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 Kings rating on offense is 107.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 27-34-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 31-31-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 31-30-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 25-36-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
03/04/17 F Derrick Favors Knee injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Sacramento
03/04/17 F Joe Johnson Groin "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
03/04/17 G Rodney Hood Knee "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
02/01/17 G Garrett Temple Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +8.5
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