San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 5/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Roc
The Utah Jazz (45-17) play the San Antonio Spurs (31-30) at Vivint Arena on Monday.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Miami Heat and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-111 in their last contest. San Antonio ended the game having earned a 46.6% FG percentage (41 out of 88) and knocked down 10 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 19 of their 24 tries for a rate of 79.2%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 40 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 assists in this contest while creating 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 50.6% from the floor on 43 out of 85 shooting. Miami totaled 26 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Miami collected 48 rebounds (10 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Miami walked away from this one shooting 87.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of their 24 tries. They also made 9 out of their 25 tries from three-point range.
Dejounte Murray is a guy who was a major factor for the game. He recorded 22 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He played for 36:23 minutes played and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Murray finished the contest at 47.1% from the field and recorded 11 assists. Another guy that came through in this game for the Spurs was DeMar DeRozan. He had 4 rebounds in his 35:29 min on the court. He ended up going 53.8% from the field in the matchup by going 7-of-13 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, DeRozan had accumulated 8 assists.
San Antonio will play this game with a mark of 31-30 this season. The Spurs are hitting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (627 of 1,767) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.7 pts per contest (21st in basketball) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 11.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 44.0 boards per game and has tallied 1,503 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 13.4 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 7th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,483 relinquished for the season. The Spurs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.7% (818 of 1,149) and they relinquish 47.4 boards per game as a unit. They give up 37.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Utah Jazz walked away with a victory by a final of 154-105 against the Sacramento Kings. The Jazz snagged 39 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 47 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 4 steals for the contest. The Kings were called for 19 fouls for the game which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of those for a percentage of 95.2%. When discussing shots from distance, Utah buried 24 of 41 attempts (58.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Jazz finished 55 for 86 from the field which gave them a percentage of 64.0%. The Jazz permitted the Kings to convert 42 of 87 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.3% for the contest. They went 33.3% from 3-point land by hitting 7 out of 21 and ended up shooting 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). When discussing how they rebounded, Utah allowed Sacramento to get 24 overall (3 on the offensive side).
Bojan Bogdanovic ended up being a factor for the Jazz for this contest. He made 7 of 16 for the game for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and earned 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic earned 24 points in his 29:03 mins on the court and totaled 4 dimes for this contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Utah was Georges Niang. He ended up walking away with 4 assists in 26:28 minutes on the hardwood, and he put in 6 of 9 from the floor. Niang ended the game having shot 66.7% from the floor while also earning 19 points and 3 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 45-17 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 15th in the league. Utah has accumulated 7,245 points for the season (116.9 per contest) and they collect 48.3 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.9 times per game (22nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Jazz are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they go 79.6% from the charity stripe. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 107.2. They have relinquished 22.1 assists and 43.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 1st and 11th in basketball. The Utah defense surrenders 34.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (671 of 1,974) and their opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 11.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (2nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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