Milwaukee Bucks at Utah Jazz NBA Betting Tips 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 2 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 47-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.5 as they average 117.4 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 35-26 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 110.1 points per game and surrender 106.6, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-24-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-33-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 32-27-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 31-30-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/19 PG George Hill Groin is downgraded to out Friday vs LA Lakers
02/24/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/01/19 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
03/01/19 PG Ricky Rubio Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.0 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 12.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 22.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 20th in the league with 110.1 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Jazz are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Jazz surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 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 30th in the league.
Utah is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th 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 13th in the league with 100.3 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 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -2
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