Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Utah Jazz head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 36-22. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 95.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 34-22. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Gordon Hayward comes into this game averaging 22.4 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Rudy Gobert averages 13 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
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Bradley Beal averages 22.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. John Wall averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 10.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Utah averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.71 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th 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 19th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.7 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 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.6 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Washington averages 108.1 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.61 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.4 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 91.4 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 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 110.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 25-32-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-29-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-24-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 34-21-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Washington Wizards Injuries
02/25/17 C Ian Mahinmi Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Utah
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +3.5
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