Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic prediction & preview 14.01.17
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The Orlando Magic hit the alley to yield on the Utah Jazz for a Saturday night matchup. On Nov. 11, the Jazz exhausted the Magic 87-74. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Utah has won three of their endure four games, and Orlando airtight a four-game accident band with a win adjoin Portland. Hayward leads the Jazz as he is averaging 22.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. Evan Fournier leads a counterbalanced Magic scoring advance as he is averaging 17.3 points. The Magic are 12th in the alliance in aegis (104 ppg), and the Jazz accept the best aegis in the alliance acceptance 94.5 points.
The Magic assume to be destined for a action pick, as they accept too abounding accomplished big men, and not a able-bodied angled agenda to action for a playoff atom in the East.
Due to a appropriate cloister bang Elfrid Payton will be ambiguous for this game. He has struggled afresh and it could be due to the injury, but if he plays I don’t apprehend him to accomplish abundant of an appulse adjoin George Hill who is a able defender.
If Payton can’t alpha attending for D.J. Augustin to step, and he can accommodate 6-8 assists on a actual acceptable night.
Even with the accomplished foreground band accepting loaded, Serge Ibaka continues to be a acute accretion by the Magic foreground office. He has denticulate 10+ credibility in 9 of the endure 10 Orlando games, and is the key focal point on both ends of the floor.
Nikola Vucevic is a acceptable adolescent centermost for Orlando, and is basically a lock to get a bifold bifold if he accomplish assimilate the floor.
With him and Ibaka arena in differing roles on the abhorrent ancillary of they should accommodate headaches for Favors and Gobert.
Evan Fournier leads the aggregation in scoring and the French analyzer will be a cephalalgia for Gordon Hayward if he gets his easily on the ball.
The Jazz, on the added hand, has kept the bold actual defensive, averaging just hardly beneath than the Magic with 98.4 credibility per bold and accept accustomed alone 94.9 credibility per game, acceptable for one of the best defenses in the NBA. Gordon Hayward and George Hill accept been great, with 30 credibility per bold calm and George Hill accepting 4.4 assists per game, Rudy Gobert has been accepting the a lot of out of the backboard with 12.3 rebounds per game.
George Hill went for 22 credibility on 5-of-6 from city in the win. Utah attempt 54 percent from the acreage while captivation Detroit to 40 percent. The Jazz out-rebounded the Pistons 48-35 in the game. Gordon Hayward had 20 credibility on 8-of-12 shooting.
Derrick Favors added nine credibility and eight rebounds in 27 minutes. The Jazz did a acceptable job in absolute the Pistons leash (Tobias Harris, Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris) who accumulated to shoot 10-of-38 from the field. Utah bigger to 14-7 at home this season