Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBA League Pass
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site where and the Utah Jazz (2-1) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (4-1) on Friday.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced off with the Portland Blazers and walked away with a win by a score of 128-105 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished having earned a 49.5% field goal percentage (47 of 95) and made 18 of their 38 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Clippers made 16 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected 47 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 30 assists in the matchup as well as having 13 steals and 6 blocks. With regard to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 42.1% from the field on 32 out of 76 shooting. Portland recorded 14 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Blazers snagged 41 boards (5 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Portland went 85.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 29 of their 34 tries. They converted 12 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who played a role in this contest. He ended up with 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 30:25 mins and totaled 3 boards. Leonard ended up going 52.9% from the floor and totaled 7 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in the game for the Clippers was Paul George. He had 10 rebounds and tallied 7 dimes. He finished the game at 53.3% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 8-of-15 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, George was on the court for 28:27 min.
Los Angeles will take the court with a win-loss mark of 4-1 so far this season. They cough up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 25.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 41.4 boards per game and is sitting with 129 assists for the campaign, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Clippers are hitting 39.4% on three-point shots (71 of 180) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.4 points per contest (16th in the league) while hitting 48.1% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Clippers are able to force 14.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. The Clippers are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.2% (73 of 86) and they surrender 42.2 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 108 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 32.4% on shots from downtown and they are 11th in the league in points per game allowed (109.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Jazz got the victory with a final of 110-109 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Jazz recorded 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 43 for this contest. They also stuffed 6 tries while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Thunder committed 16 fouls in this contest which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to convert 11 of those for a rate of 78.6%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Utah made 13 of 36 tries (36.1%). In all, the Jazz ended up going 43 out of 86 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Jazz permitted the Thunder to knock down 40 of 86 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5% for the game. They shot 39.5% from three-point range by going 15 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). When talking about team rebounding, Utah permitted Oklahoma City to grab 37 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Bojan Bogdanović ended up being a factor for the Jazz for this contest. He converted 8 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Bogdanović pulled down 3 boards in his 34:44 minutes of time on the court and had 2 dimes in the game. Another guy that was pivotal for Utah was Donovan Mitchell. He walked away with 20 points in his 34:47 mins played via 8 of 23 from the floor in this contest. Mitchell finished going 34.8% from the field while also contributing 5 dimes and 2 boards.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 2-1 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Jazz are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in the league. Utah has scored 341 pts for the year (113.7 per game) and they pull down 53.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 21.0 times per game (29th in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.7 times per game. The Jazz commit 18.3 fouls every game while shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe. The Jazz on defense are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG given up with 108.3. They have given up 21.7 dimes and 39.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 3rd and 1st in the league. The Utah defense gives up 40.0% on shots from 3-point land (40 of 100) and opponents are making 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 11.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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