Utah Jazz at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Utah Jazz head to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 6 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 20-20. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 108.0 points per contest while giving up 105.7 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 27-11. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.7 points per contest and give up 108.2, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-19-1 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 21-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-16-1 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/05/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle left last game, is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/23/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Nose is out indefinitely
Ricky Rubio averages 12.9 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Khris Middleton scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 105.7 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 20.9 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Utah averages 108.0 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks give up 108.2 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. Milwaukee is 1st in the NBA with 117.7 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 49.4 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.5. The Bucks are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Milwaukee is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Bucks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Utah +6 and over 219 total points
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