San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
The Spurs have a record of 11-12. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 109.4 points per game while giving up 112.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall mark of 11-13. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 105.7 points per contest and give up 108.0, which is a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/03/18 G Marco Belinelli Neck is questionable Tuesday vs Utah
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Joe Ingles averages 12.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Donovan Mitchell averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game. The Spurs allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 26th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Jazz are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Jazz surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Spurs are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 27th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Jazz are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 13th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +6
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