Utah Jazz at Portland Blazers NBA Picks and Tips 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The Utah Jazz head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 29-22. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 108.7 points per contest while giving up 105.1 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 31-20. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 112.8 points per contest and give up 110.1, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 25-24-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 25-26-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 28-23-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 25-26-0 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 Portland Blazers Injuries
01/28/19 G Evan Turner Achilles is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
01/28/19 G Nik Stauskas Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Donovan Mitchell averages 22.5 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 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%.
Damian Lillard scores 26.2 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. CJ McCollum averages 20.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 108.7 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 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 22nd in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 105.1 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 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 20.9 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the NBA with 112.8 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.63. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.6. The Blazers are 15th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Blazers give up 110.1 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 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 5th in the NBA. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Portland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Blazers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -1
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