San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 12/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
The Utah Jazz (20-7) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (10-17) at Vivint Arena on Friday.
The Spurs faced off with the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 131-115 in their last game. San Antonio walked away from the game with a 43.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 90) and converted 12 of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Spurs buried 25 of 25 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 38 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 27 dimes for this game as well as forcing 4 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about defending, San Antonio allowed 59.3% from the field on 51 of 86 shooting. Charlotte dished out 48 assists and had 34 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Charlotte had 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Charlotte walked away from this one shooting 68.8% from the charity stripe by burying 11 of their 16 attempts. They made 18 of their 34 shots from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Spurs ended up walking away with 14 while the Hornets accounted for 11 fouls.
Bryn Forbes is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. Forbes finished 54.5% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He played 19 minutes and also grabbed 1 rebound. He totaled 25 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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San Antonio will play this game with a win-loss mark of 10-17 so far this year. They are turning it over 13.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.7 fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is collecting 45.1 boards per contest and has tallied 756 assists for the campaign, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing. The Spurs are connecting on 34.9% on 3-pointers (276 of 790) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 108.8 pts per game (11th in the league) while going 46.7% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. They concede 36.5% on 3-point attempts and they rank 23rd in basketball in opponents points per game (109.5). The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.3% (1,126 of 2,434) and they surrender 46.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 659 relinquished this year.
When they last played, the Jazz walked away with a victory by a final of 124-103 against the Clippers. The Jazz were able to snag 36 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 44 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Clippers earned 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Jazz to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to bury 15 of those for a rate of 75.0%. In terms of shots from distance, Utah converted 15 out of their 37 tries (40.5%). In all, the Jazz went 47 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.8%. The Jazz permitted the Clippers to convert 40 of their 85 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.1% in the matchup. They finished 33.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 10 of 30 and finished the game at 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Utah allowed Los Angeles to snag 34 in total (8 offensive).
Bojan Bogdanovic was important for the Jazz for the contest. He converted 7 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a rate of 70.0%, and had 1 rebound. Bogdanovic racked up 20 points in his 25 minutes of playing time and accumulated 1 assist for the game.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 20-7 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jazz are hitting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 1st in the league. Utah has totaled 3,122 pts on the campaign (115.6 per contest) and they grab 46.6 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 22.7 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. The Jazz are committing 18.8 fouls per contest and they hit 77.9% from the charity stripe.
The Utah defense surrenders 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (288 of 890) and their opposition knocks down 76.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 21.0 assists and 40.9 boards every game, which is 1st and 1st in the league. The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the league in points given up per game with 104.1. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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