Friday, March 31, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 46-29. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 109.5 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 46-29. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 96.5, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 39-35-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 47-27-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 32-40-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 39-36-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/30/17 PG George Hill Groin "?" Friday vs. Washington
03/29/17 PG Raul Neto Groin "?" Friday vs. Washington
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. John Wall averages 23.4 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Gordon Hayward averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.35 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.01 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 17th with 13.7 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 statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 97.5 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 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.9. They get 91.6 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 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -1.5
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