Utah Jazz at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 17-24. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 101.0 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 15-24. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 106.2, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 19-21-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-20-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-21-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/26/17 PG Raul Neto Concussion is out indefinitely
12/16/17 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/10/18 F Derrick Favors Ankle is "?" Friday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood averages 16.5 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Dwight Howard averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 53%. Kemba Walker averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Utah averages 101 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.71 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. Charlotte is 16th in the league with 105.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.03. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Utah is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Hornets are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4
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