Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/19/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -6
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (15-11, 2nd in the Northwest Division) go to State Farm Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (6-21, 5th in the Southeast Division). The line on this contest has Utah as 6 point favorites. The over/under is set at 222.5.
The Jazz cover 40.7% of the time, having gone 11-16-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 42.9% of the time, going 12-16-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/17/2019 Mike Conley PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/18/2019 Chandler Parsons SF Illness Game Time Decision
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 21.1 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Trae Young averages 28.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Jabari Parker averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.2 per game. The Jazz allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 20th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -10.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Hawks surrender 118.7 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Jazz are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 11th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 28th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -6
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