Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Tips 2/22/2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, February 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 32-25. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.2 as they average 109.2 points per contest while giving up 105.9 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 37-20 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 115.4 points per game and surrender 110.2, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-26-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-28-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-24-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-27-0 against the over/under
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 Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/18/19 PG Dennis Schroder Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah
02/15/19 SF Jerami Grant Ankle is questionable Friday vs Utah
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Donovan Mitchell averages 22.4 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Russell Westbrook averages 21.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 11.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Paul George averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 109.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 5th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Thunder surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per game.
The Jazz are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Utah is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Thunder are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 4th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4
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