Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards Expert NBA Picks 3/18/2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Utah Jazz head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Monday, March 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 40-29. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 110.1 points per contest while giving up 106.4 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 30-40 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.6 points per game and surrender 116.9, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 36-31-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 33-36-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-36-2 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 43-27-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 23.6 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Bradley Beal scores 26.2 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Trevor Ariza averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 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 21st in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 106.4 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 7th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 5th in the NBA with 114.6 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.29. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.7. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Wizards give up 116.9 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 14th 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 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Washington is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 27th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -4
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