Philadelphia 76ers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 22-13. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 112.0 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 17-18 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 107.2 points per game and surrender 105.6, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-18-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 16-17-1 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 17-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joel Embiid averages 26.6 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 13.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Ricky Rubio averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Donovan Mitchell scores 20.2 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 112.0 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 22.1 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Philadelphia averages 114.5 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.0 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest. Utah is 23rd in the NBA with 107.2 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 24.9. The Jazz are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.5.
The 76ers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Utah is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5 and over 222 total points
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