Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -2.5
Rudy Gay and the San Antonio Spurs (29-38, 4th in the Southwest Division) play the Utah Jazz (43-25, 2nd in the Northwest Division) at HP Field House on Friday. Utah opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 228.
The Jazz are covering the spread 48.5% of the time, having gone 32-34-2 ATS. San Antonio is covering 42.4% of the time, going 28-38-1 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
06/28/20 SF Bojan Bogdanovic Wrist is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
08/05/20 SG Bryn Forbes Quad is questionable Friday vs Utah
07/31/20 PF Trey Lyles Appendix is out indefinitely
06/14/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is out for season
Joe Ingles comes into this contest averaging 9.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Mike Conley averages 14.4 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rudy Gay averages 10.6 points per game while playing 21.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Dejounte Murray averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 8th in the league with 113.8 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Spurs surrender 115.4 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Jazz are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 12th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. 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 8th in the NBA. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. 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.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -2.5
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