Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+6.5)
The Golden State Warriors (8-7) travel to Vivint Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Utah Jazz (11-4). Utah opens this matchup as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 221.5.
The Golden State Warriors faced the New York Knicks and took a loss by a final of 119-104 in their last contest. Golden State wrapped up the contest with a 38.4% field goal percentage (33 out of 86) and converted 9 of 38 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Warriors made 29 of 39 attempts for a percentage of 74.4%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 46 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 dimes for the matchup while getting 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the field on 38 out of 82 shooting. New York doled out 24 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. On top of that, the Knicks pulled down 55 rebounds (11 offensive, 44 defensive) and got 9 blocks. New York finished shooting 78.0% at the free throw line by burying 32 of their 41 attempts. They converted 11 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc.
Stephen Curry is a player who was a major factor for the game. He racked up 30 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 34:40 mins and collected 3 boards. Curry finished 47.4% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He totaled 9 boards and also earned 2 assists. He went 46.2% from the floor in this matchup by going 6-of-13 (17 points). When the game finished, Wiggins saw the court for 32:32 min.
Golden State enters this game with a win-loss record of 8-7 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game and as a group are committing 23.7 fouls per game. As a team, Golden State is collecting 44.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 392 assists on the year, which has them ranked 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are shooting 34.6% on shots from downtown (196 of 567) and 77.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.7 pts per game (14th in basketball) while connecting on 44.4% from the floor. Defensively, the Warriors are able to force 15.6 turnovers every game while drawing 22.0 fouls. The Warriors defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (234 of 330) and they relinquish 49.3 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 337 conceded for the season. They give up 36.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 24th in basketball in PPG allowed (114.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Utah Jazz got the victory with a final of 129-118 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game. They also turned away 8 tries while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Pelicans were called for 19 fouls for the game which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throw tries for a rate of 96.0%. Regarding shots from distance, Utah converted 17 out of their 39 tries (43.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Jazz ended up shooting 44 for 88 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Jazz permitted the Pelicans to knock down 42 of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 49.4% for the matchup. They finished 44.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 11 of 25 and finished the game at 23 of 30 from the charity stripe (76.7%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Utah permitted New Orleans to get 41 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Donovan Mitchell ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz for this game. He converted 11 out of 19 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, which gave him 36 points. Mitchell grabbed 7 rebounds in his 34:09 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 5 assists in this matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Utah was Mike Conley. He finished with 20 points in 31:04 mins on the hardwood by way of 8 out of 14 from the floor in the matchup. Conley finished going 57.1% from the field in addition to collecting 6 assists and 2 rebounds.
Utah has a mark of 11-4 so far this year. Utah has 1,684 pts for the year (112.3 per game) and they pull in 48.9 boards per game. The Jazz are responsible for committing 18.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 70.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jazz are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which ranks 14th in the league. They are assisting teammates 23.5 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 15.5 times per game. The Jazz defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in points given up per game with 106.0. They have forced 11.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Utah defense allows 34.8% on shots from distance (165 of 474) and opponents are converting on 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 22.5 assists and 42.7 rebounds every game, which is 4th and 8th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-6.5) and over 221.5 points
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