Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -2
The Arena is the venue where Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder (40-24, 3rd in the Northwest Division) will take on the Utah Jazz (42-23, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Saturday. Utah opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 216.
The Jazz cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 31-32-2 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 62.5% of the time, going 40-24-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
06/28/20 SF Bojan Bogdanovic Wrist is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/24/20 SG Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/10/20 SF Darius Bazley Thumb is out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Joe Ingles averages 9.8 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Steven Adams scores 10.9 points per contest while playing 27.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
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 47% 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 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.0 per game. The Jazz allow 107.8 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 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
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 2.45. 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 28th in assists per game with 21.9. The Thunder are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. 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 4th 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 this year.
The Jazz are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 11th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league. The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +2
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