Utah Jazz at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
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The Utah Jazz head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 10-12. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.8 as they average 105.3 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 11-10. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 114.9 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 14-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-7-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/29/18 G Malik Monk Quad left last game, is questionable Friday vs Utah
Joe Ingles comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Donovan Mitchell averages 21.1 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jeremy Lamb scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Kemba Walker averages 27.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 105.3 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 42.6 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.5 per game. The Jazz allow 108.1 points per contest, which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 22.0 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 6th in the NBA with 114.9 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 24.5. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Hornets give up 110.0 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 12th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Hornets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 10th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +2.5
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