San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz NBA Point Spread Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 32-25. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 112.5 points per contest while giving up 111.2 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 31-24 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 108.9 points per game and surrender 105.8, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-24-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-23-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 27-26-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-27-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
02/08/19 PG Derrick White Heel is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/15/19 PG Raul Neto Groin is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.1 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 22.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. 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%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. San Antonio averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.0 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Utah is 21st in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Spurs are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 23rd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Utah is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Jazz are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -6
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