Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz NBA Picks and Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 36-34. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 111.6 points per contest while giving up 111.7 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 39-29 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 110.1 points per game and surrender 106.5, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-33-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-35-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 35-31-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 33-35-0 against the over/under this year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/14/19 SF DeMarre Carroll Knee is questionable Saturday vs Utah
03/14/19 PG Shabazz Napier Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Utah
03/14/19 SF Treveon Graham Back is questionable Saturday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Joe Harris averages 13.6 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rudy Gobert scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 23.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.6 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 111.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 20th in the NBA with 110.1 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.56. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.4. The Jazz are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Jazz give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Nets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 13th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -8.5
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