Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 4 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 21-10. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.4 as they average 115.9 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Jazz have an overall mark of 14-17. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 106.5 points per contest and give up 106.5, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-13-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Durant averages 28.8 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Joe Ingles averages 11.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Donovan Mitchell averages 21.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Golden State averages 115.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 27.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.4 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Utah is 25th in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Jazz are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Golden State is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Jazz are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 8th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -4
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