Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 4/15/2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 48-34. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 48-34. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 43-38-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 39-42-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-47-3 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-46-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/12/18 F Corey Brewer Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Utah
04/12/18 G Alex Abrines Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Utah
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Rudy Gobert averages 13.5 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Paul George averages 21.9 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Utah averages 104.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game this season. Oklahoma City is 12th in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.41. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Thunder are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.
The Jazz are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 30th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Utah is 7th 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 25th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 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. The Thunder are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -3.5
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