New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz 11/27/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Vivint Arena is where the Utah Jazz (11-6) will try to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans (3-16) on Saturday.
The Pelicans played the Timberwolves and took a loss by a score of 110-96 in their last contest. New Orleans wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 out of 88) and made 6 of their 32 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In terms of hauling in boards, they collected 48 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 24 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 40 out of 100 shooting. Minnesota recorded 49 assists and had 21 steals for the contest. Moreover, Minnesota snagged 28 rebounds (21 offensive, 7 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Minnesota finished the contest at 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 20 of 28 attempts. They made 10 of their 44 tries from 3-point land. With respect to personal fouls, the Pelicans finished with 23 while the Timberwolves recorded 11 personal fouls.
Willy Hernangómez is someone who was important in the matchup. He racked up 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 22 minutes played and grabbed 11 rebounds. Hernangómez finished the game at 88.9% from the field but didn't record a dime.
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New Orleans enters this game with a win-loss mark of 3-16 this year. They average 100.6 points per outing (27th in the league) while hitting 42.2% from the floor. The Pelicans are hitting 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (205 of 615) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling down 46.1 boards per contest and has tallied 432 dimes on the campaign, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 15.9 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are ranked 28th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 476 surrendered on the campaign. The Pelicans defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.3% (771 of 1,664) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 36.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (109.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Jazz went home defeated by a final of 119-118 against the Grizzlies. The Jazz snagged 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest. They turned it over 14 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies earned 7 personal fouls in this game which got the Jazz to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.0%. With respect to shots from distance, Utah buried 17 of 43 attempts (39.5%). Overall, the Jazz shot 41 for 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1%. The Jazz permitted the Grizzlies to make 42 of their 95 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.2% for the contest. They finished shooting 37.1% from three-point range by shooting 13 out of 35 and ended up going 22 of 27 from the free throw line (81.5%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Utah permitted Memphis to grab 34 in total (16 on the offensive glass).
Rudy Gobert was important for the Jazz in the matchup. Gobert had 23 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but didn't get an assist. He converted 9 of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 90.0%, and had 13 rebounds.
Utah has a record of 11-6 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Jazz are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Utah has accounted for 1,912 points for the campaign (112.5 per game) and they grab 47.4 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.9 times per game (25th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. The Jazz are committing 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.4% from the charity stripe.
The Utah defense concedes 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (174 of 549) and their opponents are connecting on 75.8% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 20.7 dimes and 41.6 total boards per game, which is 1st and 2nd in the league. The Jazz on defense are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG given up with 103.4. They are able to force 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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