Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Utah Jazz head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
The Jazz have a regular season record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2 as they average 107.5 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 132.0 points per contest and give up 116.7, which is a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 2-2-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 2-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-0-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/19/18 SF Thabo Sefolosha Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 10/28 vs Dallas)
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/25/18 F Julius Randle Foot is probable Friday vs Brooklyn
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 23.8 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Rudy Gobert averages 14.5 points per contest in 35 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 12.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Nikola Mirotic scores 28 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Anthony Davis averages 30.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.0 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.5 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 16.5 per game. The Jazz allow 105.5 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 19.5 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 1st in the NBA with 132.0 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 15.33. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 51.3 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 31.0. The Pelicans are 25th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Pelicans give up 116.7 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
New Orleans is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 124.6 is ranked 16th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 106 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +3
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