Pacers vs Jazz 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -6.5
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site where Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz (29-13, 2nd in the Northwest Division) will play the Indiana Pacers (27-15, 2nd in the Central Division) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Utah as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 216.
The Pacers are covering the spread 56.1% of the time, having gone 23-18-1 ATS. Utah covers the spread 54.8% of the time, going 23-19-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/19/19 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
01/18/20 SG Jeremy Lamb Hip is questionable Sunday vs Denver
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malcolm Brogdon comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.8 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 12.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Rudy Gobert scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 14.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43.6 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.9 per game. The Pacers allow 106.3 points per contest, which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 16th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.07. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.0. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Jazz give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.8 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Utah is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Jazz are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. 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.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +6.5
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