New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz Basketball Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -9
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site where Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (9-5, 2nd in the Northwest Division) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (6-9, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Saturday. Utah opens this game as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Pelicans are covering the spread 53.3% of the time, having gone 8-7-0 ATS. Utah is covering 35.7% of the time, going 5-9-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/21/2019 Jahlil Okafor C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/20/2019 Josh Hart SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/20/2019 Derrick Favors PF Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/2/2019 Ed Davis C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Brandon Ingram averages 25.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 20.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 119.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. New Orleans averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 17.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 100.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 18.4 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Utah is 27th in the league with 104.4 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 25th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. New Orleans is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Utah is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league. The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -9
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