Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 12/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Charlotte Hornets (16-15) are on their way to Vivint Arena on Monday where they will compete against the Utah Jazz (20-9).
The Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Trail Blazers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-116 in their last game. Charlotte walked away from the contest with a 47.8% FG percentage (44 of 92) and buried 13 out of their 37 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hornets buried 15 of their 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 29 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In the matter of defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 51.8% from the field on 44 of 85 shooting. Portland earned 41 assists and had 27 steals for this game. Moreover, Portland collected 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Portland went 88.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 18 attempts. They converted 21 of 47 tries from beyond the perimeter. With respect to fouls, the Hornets ended up finishing with 19 and the Trail Blazers accumulated 15 fouls.
LaMelo Ball is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He finished with 27 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He played for 29 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Ball ended up shooting 64.7% from the field and totaled 5 dimes.
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Charlotte comes into this contest with a mark of 16-15 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Charlotte is pulling down 43.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 824 dimes on the campaign, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Hornets are connecting on 38.6% from downtown (443 of 1,148) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.6 points per game (1st in the league) while going 46.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 813 relinquished this year. The Hornets are giving up a FG percentage of 47.2% (1,325 of 2,807) and they surrender 47.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 30th in the NBA in PPG allowed (116.6).
When they last played, the Jazz took a defeat with a final score of 109-103 when they played the Wizards. The Jazz recorded 38 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this matchup. They also turned it over 15 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Wizards earned 9 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for 30 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a clip of 63.3%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Utah made 14 out of 44 attempts (31.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Jazz finished shooting 35 for 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. The Jazz allowed the Wizards to make 42 of their 94 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.7% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 29.0% from three-point range by going 9 of 31 and ended up going 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing rebounding, Utah allowed Washington to collect 36 in total (11 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell was important for the Jazz in this matchup. He converted 12 out of 25 for the game for a rate of 48.0%, and totaled 3 rebounds. Mitchell earned 32 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and added 5 dimes in the matchup.
Utah has a mark of 20-9 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are shooting 48.1% from the field, which is 1st in the NBA. Utah has earned 3,351 pts this season (115.6 per contest) and they grab 46.7 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 22.7 times per game (21st in basketball) and they turn it over 14.6 times per game. The Jazz are committing 18.9 fouls every game and they connect on 77.4% from the free throw line.
The Utah defense allows 32.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (312 of 962) and their opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 21.4 assists and 41.1 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 1st and 1st in the league. The Jazz defensively are ranked 7th in the league in points allowed per contest with 105.1. They have forced 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (10th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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