New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+5.5)
The Utah Jazz (9-4) host the New Orleans Pelicans (5-7) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Tuesday. Utah opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 220.
The New Orleans Pelicans faced off with the Sacramento Kings and notched a win by a score of 128-123 in their last contest. New Orleans ended the game with a 52.9% FG percentage (45 of 85) and converted 11 out of their 22 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 27 of their 34 attempts for a percentage of 79.4%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 48 with 14 of them being offensive. They also dished out 24 assists for this game while getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defending, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 51.6% from the field on 47 of 91 shooting. Sacramento doled out 23 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Kings collected 33 boards (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 88.9% at the free throw line by converting 16 of 18 shots. They also made 13 of their 39 attempts from beyond the arc.
Zion Williamson is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He had 31 points on 13 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 35:19 mins played and snagged 6 rebounds. Williamson finished the game shooting 86.7% from the field and earned 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Pelicans was Brandon Ingram. He collected 3 boards and also collected 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the field in this contest by going 8-of-19 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Ingram saw the court for 35:25 min.
New Orleans comes into this game with a mark of 5-7 so far this year. They have an average of 107.8 points per outing (24th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. The Pelicans are shooting 33.4% on shots from 3-point land (122 of 365) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 48.3 boards per game and has 274 assists for the season, which ranks 24th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 16.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.6 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Pelicans are able to force 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. The Pelicans are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (166 of 258) and they relinquish 39.8 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 19th in the NBA in giving up assists with 323 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 37.2% on three-point shots while they are 10th in the NBA in opponents PPG (108.8).
For their last game, the Utah Jazz got the win with a final of 109-105 against the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz snagged 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 36 for this game. They also blocked 6 tries while getting 7 steals in this game. The Nuggets earned 23 fouls in this contest which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 57.1%. In reference to shooting from distance, Utah buried 15 of their 37 tries (40.5%). When all was said and done, the Jazz ended up going 39 out of 76 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.3%. The Jazz allowed the Nuggets to knock down 40 out of their 100 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 40.0% for the matchup. They went 37.8% from distance by going 14 out of 37 and finished the game at 11 of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). With respect to rebounding, Utah permitted Denver to get 52 in total (23 on the offensive side).
Jordan Clarkson ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 13 for the game for a rate of 69.2%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Clarkson pulled down 3 boards in his 29:41 mins of time on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Utah was Donovan Mitchell. He was able to score 18 points in 37:56 mins on the hardwood via 7 out of 20 from the floor for this contest. Mitchell ended the game having shot 35.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 7 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Utah has a mark of 9-4 on the year. Utah has accumulated 1,437 pts so far this year (110.5 per game) and they pull down 49.3 boards per game. The Jazz are committing 17.8 fouls per game while shooting 68.7% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 15th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 22.9 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.5 times per game. The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.4. They have relinquished 22.6 dimes and 43.2 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 7th in basketball. The Utah defense concedes 35.0% on 3-point attempts (148 of 423) and their opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing 11.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (1st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah (-5.5)
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