Milwaukee Bucks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+2)
Vivint Arena is the site where and the Utah Jazz (20-5) will play the Milwaukee Bucks (16-9) on Friday. Milwaukee opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 232.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Phoenix Suns and took a loss by a final of 125-124 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest with a 50.6% FG percentage (43 of 85) and converted 16 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bucks converted 22 of 30 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 39 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 assists in this matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, Milwaukee allowed 52.9% from the floor on 46 out of 87 shooting. Phoenix distributed 25 assists and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, the Suns snagged 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Phoenix finished shooting 72.0% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 25 tries. They also made 15 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He racked up 47 points on 15 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 37:55 minutes and also totaled 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 65.2% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that came through in this game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He totaled 5 rebounds and also had 11 dimes. He finished shooting 41.2% from the field for this game by shooting 7-of-17 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Middleton played for 35:36 min.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a mark of 16-9 so far this season. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is collecting 48.4 boards per game and has tallied 673 assists so far this season, which ranks 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bucks are shooting 40.2% on shots from downtown (386 of 960) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 121.4 pts per contest (1st in the league) while hitting 49.4% from the field. Defensively, the Bucks are able to force 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are 14th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 601 surrendered on the year. The Bucks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (326 of 454) and they relinquish 42.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 38.7% on 3-pointers while they are 18th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (111.9).
In their last game, the Utah Jazz got the win with a final of 122-108 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Jazz were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the game. They blocked 7 tries while recording 4 steals in the game. The Celtics committed 25 personal fouls for this contest which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to knock down 24 of them for a percentage of 88.9%. In regard to three-point attempts, Utah buried 18 out of 48 attempts (37.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Jazz ended up going 40 out of 84 from the floor which had them at 47.6%. The Jazz permitted the Celtics to bury 38 out of 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.2% in the matchup. They finished 44.8% from downtown by hitting 13 out of 29 and finished the game at 19 out of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Utah permitted Boston to get 35 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Donovan Mitchell was important for the Jazz for this game. He converted 12 out of 23 in the game for a rate of 52.2%, which earned him 36 points. Mitchell pulled down 4 rebounds in his 35:49 minutes of playing time and had 9 dimes for the game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Utah was Joe Ingles. He was able to score 24 points in 35:59 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 12 shooting for the game. Ingles finished going 41.7% from the floor as well as totaling 6 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 20-5 on the season. The Jazz commit 18.7 fouls per game while shooting 76.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (21st in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per game. Utah has scored 2,864 pts on the campaign (114.6 per game) and they grab 49.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Jazz are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which is 14th in basketball. The Jazz are ranked 3rd in basketball in points allowed per contest with 105.8. They have conceded 22.3 dimes and 42.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 5th in basketball. The Utah defense gives up 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (278 of 787) and their opponents are making 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (3rd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-2) and under 232.5 points
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