Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 40-31. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 103.0 points per contest while giving up 99.8 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 42-30. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per contest and giving up 98.8, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 38-32-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 31-39-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-32-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-41-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/22/18 F Derrick Favors Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Dallas
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Donovan Mitchell averages 20 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rudy Gay averages 11.1 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Patty Mills averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 103 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.7 per game. 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 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 28th in the league with 102.1 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.31. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Spurs surrender 98.8 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 7th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
San Antonio is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5.5
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