Oklahoma City Thunder at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 4/27/2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, April 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 5.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup after finishing the regular season with a mark of 48-34. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 3.5 as they averaged 107.9 points per contest while giving up 104.4 per game. The Jazz had an overall mark of 48-34. They finished 3rd in the Northwest Division. They totaled 104.1 points per contest and gave up 99.8, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-50-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-48-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 46-41-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 42-44-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Russell Westbrook averages 25.4 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.3 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Rudy Gobert averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Donovan Mitchell averages 20.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.41 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
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 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. Utah is 19th in the league with 104.1 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.4. The Jazz are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Thunder are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 22nd. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Utah is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn 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 currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Jazz are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -5.5
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