Jazz vs Wizards 1/12/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -4
Capital One Arena is the venue where Troy Brown and the Washington Wizards (13-25, 4th in the Southeast Division) will play the Utah Jazz (26-12, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Sunday. Washington opens this matchup as 4 point dogs. The O/U is set at 218.
The Jazz cover 52.6% of the time, having gone 20-18-0 ATS. Washington covers the spread 51.3% of the time, going 19-18-1 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/18/19 PG Mike Conley Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/27/19 C Thomas Bryant Foot is out indefinitely
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
01/10/20 SG Bradley Beal Leg is doubtful Sunday vs Utah
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 14.6 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%.
Troy Brown scores 10.5 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Ish Smith averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 109.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 22.0 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.4 per game. The Jazz allow 105.5 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 6th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 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
Washington is 5th in the NBA with 114.8 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.87. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.7. The Wizards are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Wizards give up 119.7 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Utah is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 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 27th in the league.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 115.7, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 30th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +4
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