Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+5.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (18-9) are headed to Vivint Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (22-5). Utah opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 227.
The Philadelphia 76ers played the Phoenix Suns and took a loss by a final of 120-111 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended the contest with a 52.1% field goal percentage (38 out of 73) and made 7 of their 17 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the 76ers buried 28 of their 33 tries for a percentage of 84.8%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 35 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 dimes in the game in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 60.8% from the field on 48 out of 79 shooting. Phoenix distributed 25 assists and had 8 steals in the game. On top of that, the Suns totaled 32 boards (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Phoenix ended up shooting 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 17 shots. They also converted 10 of 25 attempts from downtown.
Joel Embiid is a guy who was a factor for the contest. He accumulated 35 points on 12 out of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:24 mins and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Embiid shot 52.2% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this game for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He totaled 5 rebounds and also collected 5 dimes. He finished the contest at 77.8% from the floor for this contest by going 7-of-9 (18 points). Overall, Harris played for 36:38 minutes.
Philadelphia will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 18-9 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 114.1 points per outing (8th in basketball) while hitting 48.0% from the field. The 76ers are hitting 35.9% on 3-point shots (282 of 785) and 77.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 45.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 628 dimes for the season, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.7 times per game and as a group are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the 76ers are able to force 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 22.0 fouls. They are 18th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 650 surrendered so far this season. The 76ers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (405 of 593) and they relinquish 42.6 boards per game as a unit. They are surrendering 37.1% on three-point shots and they rank 9th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Jazz got the victory with a final of 112-94 when they faced the Miami Heat. The Jazz pulled down 38 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 48 for this game. They turned away 7 shots while getting 11 steals for the game. The Heat were called for 21 fouls for this contest which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 29 shots. They were able to convert 22 of the free throws for a rate of 75.9%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Utah made 12 out of 46 tries (26.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Jazz went 39 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Jazz permitted the Heat to knock down 35 out of 86 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 12 out of 36 and finished the game at 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). Regarding attacking the glass, Utah permitted Miami to grab 43 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Donovan Mitchell ended up having an impact for the Jazz in the matchup. He buried 9 of 21 for the game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which earned him 26 points. Mitchell pulled down 3 boards in his 31:52 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Utah was Bojan Bogdanović. He notched 19 points in 30:43 mins on the court by way of 7 out of 13 shooting for this contest. Bogdanović wrapped this one up going 53.8% from the floor in addition to earning 3 assists and 6 rebounds.
Utah has a record of 22-5 on the campaign. The Jazz are committing 18.9 fouls per contest and they hit 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per game (20th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. Utah has totaled 3,105 points on the year (115.0 per contest) and they grab 49.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 12th in the league. The Jazz defensively are ranked 3rd in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.7. The Utah defense allows 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (302 of 856) and opponents are converting on 76.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.2 assists and 41.7 boards per game, which is 3rd and 4th in the league. They have forced 11.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (2nd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-5.5) and over 227 points
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