Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 18-19. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 107.5 points per contest while giving up 105.6 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 26-11. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 113.4 points per contest and give up 107.7, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-18-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 16-20-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 21-16-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/30/18 SF Jae Crowder Thumb is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
12/30/18 PG Ricky Rubio Back is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/30/18 PG Kyle Lowry Back is questionable Tuesday vs Utah
12/30/18 SF Norman Powell Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Utah
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is OUT 4-6 weeks
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Ricky Rubio averages 12.7 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Serge Ibaka averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.5 per game. The Jazz allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 8th in the league with 113.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Raptors are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Raptors surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors were 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game last season.
The Jazz are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 5th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Toronto is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 9th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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