Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz - 12/13/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -12
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the venue where Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (14-11, 2nd in the Northwest Division) will take on the Golden State Warriors (5-21, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Friday. Utah opens this contest as 12 point favorites. The over/under is set at 209.
The Warriors are covering the spread 42.3% of the time, having gone 11-15-0 ATS. Utah is covering 40.0% of the time, going 10-15-0 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/6/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 29
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/10/2019 Mike Conley PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
Alec Burks comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Eric Paschall averages 16.1 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Donovan Mitchell scores 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 20.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 105.2 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 114.2 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 25.8 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 22nd in the NBA with 106.7 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.28. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.4. The Jazz are 5th in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Jazz give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Golden State is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league.
Utah is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league. The Jazz are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -12
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