Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
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The Utah Jazz head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 19-27. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 13-32. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 23-23-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-23-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-19-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-23-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/20/18 G Rodney Hood Leg is "?" Monday vs Atlanta
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Rodney Hood averages 16.7 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Taurean Waller-Prince has scored 12.3 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Dennis Schroder averages 20 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and 6.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 101.8 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.65 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.4 per game. The Jazz allow 102.5 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 20.2 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 21st in the NBA with 103.6 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.29. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.8. The Hawks are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Hawks give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Atlanta is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -2.5
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