Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Utah Jazz travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 34-30. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 101.0 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 37-27. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 33-30-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-34-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-28-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-36-3 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/05/18 F Derrick Favors Neck is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/05/18 F Trevor Booker Acquired is "?" Wednesday vs Utah
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Victor Oladipo averages 24 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.73 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Jazz allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 14th in the league with 106.4 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.58. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Pacers surrender 104.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Utah is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Indiana is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Pacers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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