San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 8/13/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Derrick White and the San Antonio Spurs (32-38, 4th in the Southwest Division) travel to HP Field House on Thursday where they'll take on the Utah Jazz (43-28, 3rd in the Northwest Division). The Spurs are covering 43.5% of the time, having gone 30-39-1 ATS. Utah is covering the spread 47.8% of the time, going 33-36-2 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
08/11/20 SG Bryn Forbes Quad is questionable Thursday vs Utah
08/11/20 PG Patty Mills Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Utah
08/11/20 C Tyler Zeller Knee is questionable Thursday vs Utah
07/31/20 PF Trey Lyles Appendix is out indefinitely
06/14/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
08/12/20 SG Donovan Mitchell Leg is questionable Thursday vs San Antonio
08/12/20 PG Nigel Williams-Goss Ankle is questionable Thursday vs San Antonio
06/28/20 SF Bojan Bogdanovic Wrist is out for season
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.1 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Joe Ingles averages 9.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Mike Conley averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.6 per game. The Spurs allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 19th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Jazz are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Jazz surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Utah is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the league. The Jazz are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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