Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 13-13. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 107.4 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 12-14 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 110.3 points per game and surrender 114.0, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-10-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-13-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 17-9-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Joe Ingles averages 12.7 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Utah averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. San Antonio is 15th in the league with 110.3 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +1.5
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