Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Utah Jazz travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 20-28. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 32-14. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.2 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 24-24-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-25-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 25-21-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 24-22-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Rodney Hood Leg is "?" Friday vs Toronto
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Donovan Mitchell averages 19.1 points per game in 31.9 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%. Rodney Hood comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
Serge Ibaka averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Utah averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.43. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Utah is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 28th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -7
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