New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz 11/26/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
The New Orleans Pelicans (4-16) are traveling to Vivint Arena on Friday where they will try to defeat the Utah Jazz (12-6).
The Pelicans faced off with the Wizards and took home the win by a score of 127-102 in their last game. New Orleans ended the contest with a 45.8% FG percentage (44 of 96) and converted 12 of their 29 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Pelicans buried 27 of 32 shots for a rate of 84.4%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 52 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 33 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 13 steals. Concerning the defense, New Orleans allowed 42.9% from the floor on 36 of 84 shooting. Washington doled out 45 dimes and had 23 steals in the matchup. In addition, Washington grabbed 32 boards (13 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Washington finished 63.9% at the charity stripe by making 23 of their 36 shots. They also converted 7 of their 31 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up walking away with 26 while the Wizards recorded 19 personal fouls.
Brandon Ingram is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He ended up with 26 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and snagged 5 rebounds. Ingram finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists.
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New Orleans will play this contest with a record of 4-16 for the year. They currently have an average of 102.0 points per outing (26th in the NBA) while hitting 42.4% from the field. The Pelicans are connecting on 33.7% on 3-point shots (217 of 644) and 81.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is collecting 46.4 boards per contest and has 465 dimes on the year, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 15.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.9 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.7 fouls. They are 28th in the league in giving up assists with 499 conceded for the campaign. The Pelicans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (807 of 1,748) and they relinquish 44.3 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 35.8% from 3-point land while they are 22nd in basketball in opponents points per game (109.3).
When they last played, the Jazz got the victory with a final of 110-104 when they faced the Thunder. The Jazz were able to pull down 36 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for the contest. They also gave up possession 9 times, while recording 11 steals in this contest. The Thunder committed 12 fouls in this matchup which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.0%. In relation to 3-pointers, Utah knocked down 15 of 47 attempts (31.9%). In all, the Jazz ended up going 39 for 86 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3%. The Jazz permitted the Thunder to bury 37 out of their 82 attempts from the floor which had them at 45.1% for the contest. They finished shooting 41.7% from downtown by shooting 15 of 36 and finished the contest at 15 out of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Utah allowed Oklahoma City to collect 39 in all (4 offensive).
Rudy Gobert pitched in for the Jazz for the matchup. Gobert recorded 15 points in his 39 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He converted 5 of 7 in this game for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and added 17 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 12-6 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jazz are connecting on 46.7% from the field, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. Utah has earned 2,022 pts on the season (112.3 per contest) and they grab 47.2 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 21.7 times per game (26th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. The Jazz are committing 18.6 fouls every game while shooting 78.7% from the charity stripe.
The Utah defense surrenders 32.3% on 3-pointers (189 of 585) and their opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their foul shots. They concede 20.7 dimes and 41.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 1st and 2nd in the NBA. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the NBA in points given up per game with 103.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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