Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 8 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 41-29. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.0 as they average 110.2 points per contest while giving up 106.2 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 24-48. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 112.3 points per contest and give up 118.6, which is a point differential of -6.2.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 37-31-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 33-37-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-36-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 40-30-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/19/19 F Derrick Favors Hamstring is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs New York
03/18/19 PG Dante Exum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 23.5 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
John Collins averages 19.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Trae Young averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 14th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.6. The Hawks surrender 118.6 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.1 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Jazz are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -8
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