Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Point Spread Picks 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 36-27. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 110.2 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 30-36. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 116.0 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 32-29-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 32-31-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-31-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-31-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/04/19 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/04/19 C Jahlil Okafor Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
Donovan Mitchell averages 23.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Jrue Holiday averages 21.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Anthony Davis averages 27.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Utah averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 115.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 116.0 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 27.0. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Jazz are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Utah is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 21st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +5
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