Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 2/2/2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, February 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 22-28. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 102.0 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 18-34. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -6.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 26-24-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 23-26-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 25-25-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 24-28-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/30/18 G Rodney Hood Leg is "?" Friday vs Phoenix
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/31/18 C Alex Len Ankle is "?" Friday vs Utah
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Rudy Gobert averages 12.3 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Devin Booker averages 24.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. T.J. Warren averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 102 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.14 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Jazz allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 18th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.88. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Suns are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Suns surrender 111.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Jazz are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 23rd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. 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 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -4.5
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