New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/4/2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, March 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 9 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 29-36. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.9 as they average 116.0 points per game while giving up 115.1 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 36-26 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 110.2 points per game and surrender 106.7, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-31-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-30-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 32-28-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 32-30-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/02/19 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 21.1 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Rudy Gobert averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Donovan Mitchell averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 116.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 26.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 20th in the league with 110.2 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 20th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 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 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
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 26th 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 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -9
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