Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 10/19/2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to 0 to take on the Utah Jazz on Friday, October 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 1.5 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 58-24. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 6.0 as they averaged 113.5 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Jazz had an overall mark of 48-34 last year. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They averaged 104.1 points per contest and gave up 99.8, which was a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-55-3 against the spread last season
The Golden State Warriors were 48-52-0 against the over/under last year
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz were 48-45-0 against the spread last season
The Utah Jazz were 44-47-0 against the over/under last year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/18/18 G Andre Iguodala Calf is questionable Friday vs Utah
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/18/18 SF Thabo Sefolosha Suspension is OUT 5 games
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Stephen Curry averaged 26.4 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game last year. He averaged 6.1 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 50% for the season while his free throw percentage was 92%. Kevin Durant comes into this game after averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage was 52% while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Donovan Mitchell averaged 20.5 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also hauled in 3.7 rebounds per game and dished 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 81%. Rudy Gobert scored 13.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 10.7 rebounds per contest and had 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 62% and his free throw percentage was at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allowed 107.5 points per contest which was 18th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 42.5 rebounds a game which ranked 9th, and they allowed 23.6 assists per game which put them in 17th place in the league. They forced 14.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 17th in the NBA. Golden State averaged 113.5 points per contest last year, which was 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 6.0 and their shooting percentage was 50% as a unit, which had them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shot 39%, which was good for 1st in the NBA. They averaged 43.5 boards per contest and 29.3 assists per game, which ranked them 17th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 5th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz gave up 99.8 points per game, which ranked them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 1st with 20.0 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz were 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest last year. Utah was 19th in the NBA with 104.1 points per contest last season. They were 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 4.3. They shot 37% from beyond the arc, which was good for 12th in the league. They were 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22.4. The Jazz were 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Warriors were 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 107.7 was ranked 11th last season. In terms of pace they were 5th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% was 1st. As a team they were 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State was 3rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%, which was 26th in the league.
Utah was 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 25th in the league. The Jazz were 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 103.9 was ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they were 25th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 9th. As a team they were 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Utah -1.5 and over 216 total points
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