Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 23-30. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Jazz have an overall mark of 26-28. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per contest and giving up 102.1, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-27-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-26-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-25-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 26-27-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/07/18 PF Marvin Williams Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Portland
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Dwight Howard comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Rudy Gobert averages 12.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Donovan Mitchell averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.02 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.9 per game. The Hornets allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 24th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.15. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Jazz are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Jazz surrender 102.1 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 18th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Utah is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Jazz are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 26th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6
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