Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns NBA Game Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Utah Jazz head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 37-29. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.1 as they average 109.9 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 16-52. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 107.0 points per contest and give up 115.9, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 33-30-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 33-32-0 against the over/under this year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 31-37-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 30-38-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/11/19 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
03/11/19 PG Ricky Rubio Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 23.5 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Devin Booker scores 25.1 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Deandre Ayton averages 16.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 109.9 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 106.8 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 21.4 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 24th in the NBA with 107.0 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.94. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.9. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Suns give up 115.9 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Utah is 4th 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.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -7
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