Thursday, January 5, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Utah Jazz travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6 point favorites. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 22-14. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 95.1 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 23-11. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Rodney Hood averages 14.2 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.5 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Utah averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Toronto averages 110.3 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 91.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 115.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 95.2 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 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 17-18-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 18-18-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 21-12-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 22-12-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/22/16 PG Dante Exum Knee out indefinitely
01/04/17 PG George Hill Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Thursday vs. Utah
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -6
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