Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Tips 11/25/2019
Game: Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -4.5
Fiserv Forum is the venue where Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (13-3, 1st in the Central Division) will play the Utah Jazz (11-5, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Monday. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 4.5 point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Jazz are covering the spread 37.5% of the time, having gone 6-10-0 ATS. Milwaukee covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 8-8-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/23/2019 Rudy Gobert C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
11/2/2019 Ed Davis C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/23/2019 Ersan Ilyasova SF Heel Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Khris Middleton SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 25.9 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 20.7 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 29.9 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Eric Bledsoe averages 17.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 106.4 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16.3 per game. The Jazz allow 102.4 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 19.2 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the NBA with 119.8 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.56. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 51.9 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.6. The Bucks are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Bucks give up 110.2 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.0 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league.
Milwaukee is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 106.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4.5
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