Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Utah Jazz travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6 point favorites.
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 Spurs have an overall record of 34-20. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of 3.1.
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 San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-24-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-32-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/18 G Rodney Hood Leg is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Phoenix
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Pau Gasol averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
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 26th 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 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th 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
San Antonio is 27th in the league with 100.7 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.15. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Spurs are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Spurs surrender 97.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 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.
San Antonio is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Spurs are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +6
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks