Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 11/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBC Sports California
Vivint Arena is where the Utah Jazz (5-1) will attempt to defeat the Sacramento Kings (3-3) on Tuesday.
The Kings faced the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 105-99 in their last contest. Sacramento walked away from the game having earned a 39.6% field goal percentage (38 out of 96) and converted 7 of their 36 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 16 of their 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they collected 56 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 assists in the game as well as creating 4 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 40 out of 90 shooting. Dallas recorded 45 assists and had 24 steals for this contest. Additionally, Dallas snagged 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Dallas finished shooting 65.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of their 20 shots. They also converted 12 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc.
Richaun Holmes is someone who had an impact in this matchup. He totaled 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and also collected 13 rebounds. Holmes finished the game at 60.0% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
Sacramento will enter this game with a mark of 3-3 so far this year. The Kings are connecting on 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (71 of 224) and 78.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.0 points per outing (12th in the NBA) while shooting 44.3% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a group are committing 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Sacramento is pulling down 47.2 boards per contest and has earned 137 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Kings have forced 11.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Kings defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (249 of 561) and they surrender 48.8 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 11th in the NBA in giving up assists with 132 conceded so far this year. They relinquish 32.9% on shots from distance and they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (111.8).
In their last game, the Jazz got the win with a final of 107-95 when they played the Bucks. The Jazz pulled down 37 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Bucks committed 9 personal fouls for this contest which got the Jazz to the free throw line for 27 tries. They were able to knock down 25 of those for a rate of 92.6%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Utah knocked down 12 of 37 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Jazz walked away from this one shooting 35 for 75 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7%. The Jazz allowed the Bucks to convert 39 of their 96 tries from the field which had them at 40.6% in this contest. They went 29.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 of 41 and ended up going 5 out of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding rebounding, Utah allowed Milwaukee to pull down 31 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Donovan Mitchell pitched in for the Jazz in this contest. He buried 10 out of 18 in this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 4 rebounds. Mitchell totaled 28 points in his 33 mins of playing time and added 2 assists for the contest.
Utah has a mark of 5-1 for the year. The Jazz commit 18.7 personal fouls every game and they go 85.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 17.7 times per game (30th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 16.0 times per contest. Utah has accumulated 667 pts on the year (111.2 per contest) and they pull in 50.2 boards per contest. As an offense, the Jazz are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 15th in the league. The Jazz are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 98.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (2nd in the league). The Utah defense gives up 24.9% on 3-point shots (51 of 205) and their opponents are knocking down 74.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 17.5 dimes and 44.5 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 1st and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento
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