Hornets vs Jazz 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -12.5
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the venue where Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz (25-12, 2nd in the Northwest Division) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (15-25, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Friday. Charlotte opens this game as 12.5 point dogs. The O/U opens at 211.
The Hornets cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 20-20-0 ATS. Utah is covering 51.3% of the time, going 19-18-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/08/20 PF Marvin Williams Nose is questionable Friday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/18/19 PG Mike Conley Hamstring is out indefinitely
Terry Rozier comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.9 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.8 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rudy Gobert averages 14.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 14.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.0 per game. The Hornets allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 27.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 20th in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Jazz are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Jazz surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.4 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Hornets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 28th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Charlotte is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Jazz are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 8th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -12.5
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