Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 22-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 106.5 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 17-25. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per contest and giving up 101.7, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 23-19-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-23-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-21-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 19-22-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Domantas Sabonis Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Phoenix
01/13/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Phoenix
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/26/17 PG Raul Neto Concussion is out indefinitely
12/16/17 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.4 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Donovan Mitchell has scored 18.8 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Rodney Hood averages 16.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.55 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 106.5 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 28th in the NBA with 100.7 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.95. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21.2. The Jazz are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Jazz give up 101.7 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.1 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Utah is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Jazz are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 21st. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +2.5
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