Washington Wizards at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, March 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 11.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 31-45. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.8 as they average 114.3 points per contest while giving up 117.1 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 45-30. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 110.9 points per contest and give up 105.9, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-40-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 46-30-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 40-33-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 36-39-0 against the over/under
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
03/27/19 SF Trevor Ariza Groin is questionable Friday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/18/19 PG Dante Exum Knee is out indefinitely
Jeff Green averages 12.3 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 26.0 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 23.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.7 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 117.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 26.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Washington averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.3 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Utah is 19th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Wizards are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Jazz are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -11.5
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