Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 3/20/2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 13.5 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 20-50. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall mark of 40-30. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per contest and giving up 99.8, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-34-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-36-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 38-31-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 31-38-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/17/18 F John Collins Ankle left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Utah
03/17/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Utah
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Rudy Gobert averages 14 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Donovan Mitchell averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 104 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.17 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Hawks allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 26.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 24th in the league with 103.1 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.29. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Jazz are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Jazz surrender 99.8 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 19.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Utah is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Jazz are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 29th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -13.5
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