Sunday, April 2, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 4 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 47-29. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 96.4 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 58-17. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 33-40-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 39-37-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-35-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-34-2 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
04/01/17 PG George Hill Groin "?" Sunday vs. San Antonio
04/01/17 PG Raul Neto Groin "?" Sunday vs. San Antonio
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
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 13.9 points per game in 34 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%.
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Pau Gasol averages 12.5 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.05 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.7 per game. The Jazz allow 96.4 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 4th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd 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
San Antonio averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.84 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 104.8. In terms of pace they average 91.6 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 13.2 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 Spurs rating on offense is 111.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -4
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