Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/11/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -1
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (41-23, 2nd in the Northwest Division) are headed to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (40-24, 3rd in the Northwest Division). The odds on this matchup have Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites. The O/U is set at 228.
The Jazz cover the spread 48.4% of the time, having gone 30-32-2 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 62.5% of the time, going 40-24-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/09/20 PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
02/24/20 SG Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/10/20 SF Darius Bazley Thumb is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert averages 15.1 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 13.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 24.2 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Chris Paul averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 107.9 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Utah averages 111.0 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 108.3 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest. Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA with 110.8 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.9. The Thunder are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Jazz are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 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 9th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 10th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1 and over 228 total points
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