Milwaukee Bucks vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Tips 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Bojan Bogdanovic and the Utah Jazz (5-3, 2nd in the Northwest Division) host the Milwaukee Bucks (6-2, 1st in the Central Division) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Friday, November 8, 2019. Milwaukee opens this contest as 2 point favorites. The total is set at 216.
The Bucks cover the spread 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3-0 ATS. Utah is covering 25.0% of the time, going 2-6-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/6/2019 Dante Exum PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/5/2019 Emmanuel Mudiay PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/2/2019 Ed Davis C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.0 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game. He averages 7.6 assists per game and 14.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Bojan Bogdanovic scores 20.1 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Donovan Mitchell averages 25.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 122.3 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 51.9 boards per contest and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 14.3 per game. The Bucks allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 28th in the NBA with 100.8 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.13. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 19.9. The Jazz are 9th in turnovers per contest with 17.3. The Jazz give up 96.6 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.8 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 107 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league.
Utah is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Jazz are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -2
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