Utah Jazz at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 3 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 27-28. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 31-25. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-25-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 26-28-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 27-26-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 23-33-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/09/18 PG Derrick Rose Acquired is doubtful Sunday vs Portland
02/09/18 F Jae Crowder Acquired is probable Sunday vs Portland
02/09/18 PG Ricky Rubio Hip is "?" Sunday vs Portland
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Donovan Mitchell averages 19.2 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.5 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 103.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.35 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Jazz allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 17th in the league with 104.8 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.32. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Blazers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14. The Blazers surrender 103.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Jazz are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Utah is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Portland is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 23rd. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -3
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