Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Game Picks 1/27/2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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The Utah Jazz head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 28-22. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 108.4 points per contest while giving up 105.0 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 24-25. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.7 points per contest and give up 111.3, which is a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 24-23-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 24-25-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-23-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-23-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/15/19 PG Raul Neto Groin is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/26/19 C Gorgui Dieng Hip left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Utah
01/25/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Utah
01/25/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Sunday vs Utah
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Donovan Mitchell averages 22.3 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Karl-Anthony Towns scores 22.8 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 108.4 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 105.0 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 16th in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.41. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.4. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Timberwolves give up 111.3 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Timberwolves are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -3.5
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