San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 2/12/2018
Monday, February 12, 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 Monday, February 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 35-22. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per contest while giving up 98.1 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 27-28. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per contest and giving up 101.9, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-26-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-32-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-25-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 26-28-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/10/18 PG Dejounte Murray Ankle is "?" Monday vs Utah
02/10/18 PG Tony Parker Back is "?" Monday vs Utah
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/09/18 PG Derrick Rose Acquired is doubtful Sunday vs Portland
02/09/18 F Jae Crowder Acquired is probable Sunday vs Portland
02/09/18 PG Ricky Rubio Hip is "?" Sunday vs Portland
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Pau Gasol comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Rudy Gobert averages 12.5 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Donovan Mitchell averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.37 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Spurs allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 23rd in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.35. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Jazz surrender 101.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. San Antonio is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Utah is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Jazz are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 24th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5
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