Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -3
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (12-24, 5th in the Southwest Division) play the Utah Jazz (23-12, 2nd in the Northwest Division) at Smoothie King Center on Monday, January 6, 2020. The line on this contest has Utah as 3 point favorites. The over/under is set at 225.
The Jazz are covering the spread 51.4% of the time, having gone 18-17-0 ATS. New Orleans is covering 44.1% of the time, going 15-19-2 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/18/19 PG Mike Conley Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/18/19 PF Zion Williamson Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/20 SF Darius Miller Knee is out indefinitely
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Donovan Mitchell averages 25.1 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Brandon Ingram scores 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Jrue Holiday averages 19.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.9 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.8 per game. The Jazz allow 105.3 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 20.4 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 9th in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.17. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 24.9. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Pelicans give up 116.6 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Utah is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
New Orleans is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans +3
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