Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+12.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (14-15) go to Vivint Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Utah Jazz (24-6). Utah opens this game as 12.5-point favorites. The total opens at 228.5.
The Charlotte Hornets faced off with the Golden State Warriors and took home the win by a score of 102-100 in their last game. Charlotte walked away from the game having earned a 49.3% FG percentage (37 out of 75) and knocked down 20 of their 40 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hornets buried 8 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 44 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the field on 37 out of 85 shooting. Golden State doled out 23 dimes and had 10 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Warriors pulled down 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Golden State finished the game at 76.5% from the free throw line by burying 13 of their 17 tries. They also made 13 of 39 attempts from beyond the arc.
Terry Rozier is a guy who was important in the game. He finished with 36 points on 12 of 19 shooting. He played for 38:54 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Rozier finished the game at 63.2% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the game for the Hornets was P.J. Washington. He collected 5 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He went 75.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 6-of-8 (15 points). When all was said and done, Washington played for 32:05 minutes.
Charlotte enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-15 on the season. The Hornets are connecting on 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (405 of 1,055) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.9 points per game (21st in the NBA) while going 45.8% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.5 fouls every game. As a team, Charlotte is pulling down 44.6 boards per game and has accounted for 792 assists so far this season, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 15.3 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They are conceding 36.6% on 3-pointers and they rank 9th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.3). The Hornets defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (445 of 544) and they surrender 45.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 809 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Utah Jazz went home defeated by a final of 116-112 when they played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Jazz were able to corral 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 38 for this contest. They also rejected 6 shots while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Clippers earned 20 personal fouls for the contest which took the Jazz to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.7%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Utah knocked down 12 out of their 34 attempts (35.3%). When the game finished, the Jazz shot 41 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.7%. The Jazz allowed the Clippers to knock down 43 of 89 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3% in this game. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc via 10 out of 30 and finished the game at 20 out of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). With respect to team rebounding, Utah permitted Los Angeles to collect 45 in all (11 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell pitched in for the Jazz in the matchup. He made 12 of 27 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which got him 35 points. Mitchell grabbed 4 boards in his 34:04 mins of time on the court and accounted for 5 assists in this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Utah was Bojan Bogdanović. He was able to score 23 points in his 33:32 minutes played via 8 out of 11 shooting in the matchup. Bogdanović ended up shooting 72.7% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 24-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Jazz are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Utah has earned 3,465 points on the season (115.5 per contest) and they pull in 48.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 23.2 times per game (23rd in the league) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. The Jazz commit 18.9 fouls per contest while shooting 77.9% from the charity stripe. The Jazz on defense are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points given up per game with 106.3. The Utah defense allows 35.2% on shots from distance (329 of 935) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 22.0 dimes and 42.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 1st and 4th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+12.5)
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