Jazz vs Nets 1/14/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -3
Barclays Center is the venue where Taurean Waller-Prince and the Brooklyn Nets (18-20, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Utah Jazz (27-12, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Tuesday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 3 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Jazz cover 53.8% of the time, having gone 21-18-0 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 47.4% of the time, going 18-20-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/18/19 PG Mike Conley Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/12/20 SG Donovan Mitchell Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 14.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.2 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Taurean Waller-Prince scores 12.3 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 22.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 22.0 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 105.7 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the NBA with 109.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.32. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.9 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.8. The Nets are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The Nets give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 8th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd 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. Utah is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Nets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3
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