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The 9-10 Utah Jazz host the 7-10 Orlando Magic tonight at Energy Solutions Arena.

The two teams are currently heading in different directions. The Jazz have lost three straight, including a home-loss to the Clippers, while the Magic have won two in a row, including a road-win against the Lakers.

Here's a look at how the two teams compare statistically on the season so far.

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Jazz PPG: 99.63

Jazz opponents PPG: 99.74

Magic PPG: 93.06

Magic opponents PPG: 96.65

PPG=Points Per Game

The Utah Jazz have the ninth best scoring offense in the league. The Orlando Magic are No. 26 in scoring. However, the Jazz are 20th in scoring defense. That could be a problem.

Field Goal Percentage
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Jazz FG%: 44.5

Jazz opponents FG%: 45.4

Magic FG%: 44.2

Magic opponents FG%: 44.3

FG%=Field Goal Percentage

The Magic shoot pretty much the same from the field as their opponents. Fans shouldn't expect either team to shoot extremely well. Rebounding could be the difference.

Free Throw Percentage
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Jazz FT%: 76.1

Magic FT%: 78.2

If the Jazz hope to get a win, fouling down the stretch won't be a good idea. The Magic are No. 6 in the NBA in free throw shooting. Orlando's opponents have shot just 69.2 percent from the line this season, the lowest in the league.

3-Point Percentage
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Jazz 3PT%: 37.1

Jazz opponents 3PT%: 36.9

Magic 3PT%: 34.3

Magic opponents 3PT%: 33.9

3PT%3-Point Percentage

The Jazz are getting better and better at knocking down 3-pointers as the season progresses, and that could be advantageous against a team that shoots just 34.3 percent from beyond the arc.

However, Orlando is No. 7 in the league at defending 3-pointers. It will be interesting to see if the Jazz can makes shots with hands in their faces.

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Jazz APG: 22.53

Jazz opponents APG: 21.00

Magic APG: 22.65

Magic opponents APG: 21.06

APG=Assists Per Game

Both teams are in the top 10 in assists per game and both allow almost the exact same amount from their opponents. There should be some stellar passing at Energy Solutions Arena. Hopefully we'll get treated to a few alley-oops.

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Jazz SPG: 7.84

Jazz opponents SPG: 8.26

Magic SPG: 5.82

Magic opponents SPG: 7.47

SPG=Steals Per Game

The Magic are the worst in the entire NBA at stealing the ball, getting easy, fast-break buckets is a struggle for the Magic.

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Jazz TO: 15.47

Jazz opponents TO: 14.58

Magic TO: 14.94

Magic opponents TO: 13.24

TO=Turnovers per game

The Jazz turn the ball over more than the Magic. This problem reared it's ugly head in the 105-104 loss to the Clippers, where the Jazz had 17 turnovers compared to just 10 by LA.

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Jazz RPG: 43.79

Jazz opponents RPG: 41.58

Magic RPG: 43.18

Magic opponents RPG: 43.35

RPG=Rebounds Per Game

There should be a clash on the boards tonight, as the Jazz and Magic are No. eight and 10 in the NBA in rebounds per game.

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Jazz BPG: 7.05

Jazz opponents BPG: 5.79

Magic BPG: 4.71

Magic opponents BPG: 5.12

BPG=Blocks Per Game

The Jazz are the fifth best blocking team in the league. The Magic are No. 23. The Jazz shouldn't struggle to get their blocks in this game.

The 100 Mark
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When Jazz score 100: 5-3

When opponents score 100: 3-7

When Magic score 100: 6-1

When opponents score 100: 3-3

Orlando's offense is pretty bad, but when it reaches 100 points, they almost never lose. The Jazz defense will have to step up for this team to get a win.