Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Utah Jazz head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 36-30. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 38-27. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.2 points per game and surrendering 111.6, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 35-30-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-36-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-29-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-26-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
03/10/18 F Anthony Davis Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Utah
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.4 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Jrue Holiday has scored 19.2 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.1 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 102.6 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.24 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.6 per game. The Jazz allow 100.4 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 19.9 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA with 112.2 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.65. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.5. The Pelicans are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Pelicans give up 111.6 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 28th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Utah is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
New Orleans is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 14th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -2
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