Where Jazz Rank By The Numbers

Jan 7, 2021, 1:47 PM
Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz passes against the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)...
Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz passes against the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It’s hard to believe but the Utah Jazz have completed more than 10 percent of their regular-season games already.

With a shortened 72 game schedule, a significant percentage of the team’s games are being played in a compact amount of time, highlighting every strength, and shining a spotlight on every weakness.

Sitting at 4-4 to begin the season, here is where the Jazz rank compared to the rest of the NBA in every major statistical category.

Jazz Offense Rankings By The Numbers

Through eight games, the Jazz are the 20th highest-scoring team in the NBA at 108.5 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks lead the NBA at 125.3 points per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder ranked 30th at 102.0 points per game.

The Jazz highest scoring outing of the season was 130 points which they scored in a win earlier this week against the San Antonio Spurs.

Their lowest output came in a loss to the Phoenix Suns in the fourth game of the season in which they scored just 95 points.

The Jazz have the 19th best field goal percentage in the NBA at 44.9 percent. The Bucks again lead the NBA at 50.5 percent from the floor.

Meanwhile, the Jazz are the 13th ranked three-point shooting team at 36.5 percent. The Bucks lead the league at 43.7 percent.

The Jazz are the 28th ranked free-throw shooting team at 70.6 percent.

Additionally, the Jazz are tied for the second-lowest assist per game total at 21.6.

The team is tied for sixth in the NBA at 11.5 offensive rebounds per game.

Only eight teams turn the ball over more than the Jazz. In eight contests, the Jazz give the ball away 15.9 times per game, which ranks 22nd in the NBA.

Advanced Offensive Numbers

Looking at the Jazz advanced offensive numbers, they fair slightly better than they do in their traditional metrics.

The Jazz have the 15th best offensive rating at 108.6 points per 100 possessions. The Bucks lead the NBA by a wide margin at 120.1.

The team has the 14th best effective field goal percentage at 53 percent, and the 19th best true shooting percentage at 55.5 percent.

True shooting percentage factors free-throw percentage into its formula while effective field goal percentage does not.

Similar to their assist per game total, the Jazz have the 29th ranked assist percentage total at 54.1 percent. They rank dead last in the NBA in assist to turnover ratio at 1.36 turnovers to each assist.

The Jazz earn their highest ranking in the NBA in offensive rebound rate where they collect 30.9 percent of available boards. That’s second-best in the NBA.

The team also allows opponents to record 8.8 steals per game. That ranks 24th in the NBA.

Finally, the Jazz have their shots blocked 5.0 times per game, earning the 16th ranking in the league.

Jazz Defense By The Numbers

The Jazz are allowing the 13th most points per game by an opponent. On average, the team allows 110.3 points per outing.

The team allows an opponent field goal percentage of 46 percent, that’s the 16th best ranking in the NBA.

Jazz rank second-worst in the NBA on opponent three-point percentage, with the defense allowing teams to connect on a staggeringly high 40.3 percent of their attempts.

The Jazz are the sixth-best defensive rebounding team at 37.6 rebounds per game.

The team records the second-fewest number of steals per game at just 5.4 per outing.

Conversely, the Jazz record the 10th most blocks per game of any team in the NBA. Thanks to Rudy Gobert, the team blocks 5.3 shots per game.

Advanced Defensive Numbers

The Jazz trail 17 other teams in the NBA in defensive rating. The Jazz allow the 18th most points per 100 possessions at 110.3.

Opponents have a 52.7 effective field goal percentage against the Jazz, good for 14th lowest in the NBA. Meanwhile, those same opponents have the 11th highest true shooting percentage at 110.1 percent.

Jazz opponents’ defensive rebounding ranks ninth in the NBA at just 33.6 defensive rebounds per game.

The Jazz allow 23.3 assists per game by opponents. That ranks 12th in the NBA.

The team blocks per possession rankings 12th  at 5.7 percent.

Finally, the Jazz rank last in the NBA in steals per possession at 4.8 percent.

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