Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks 12/2/2019
Game: Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -4.5
Wells Fargo Center is the site where Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (14-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will play the Utah Jazz (12-7, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 208.5.
The Jazz cover the spread 42.1% of the time, having gone 8-11-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 44.4% of the time, going 8-10-1 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/30/2019 Josh Richardson SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 2
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Donovan Mitchell averages 25.3 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Tobias Harris scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Joel Embiid averages 22.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 106.6 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 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 5th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.8 per game. The Jazz allow 103.9 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 19.6 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 18th in the NBA with 108.9 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.65. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.2. The 76ers are 5th in turnovers per contest with 16.6. The 76ers give up 104.2 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.0 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 39.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -4.5
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