San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 5/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+4.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (31-33) are headed to Vivint Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Utah Jazz (47-18). Utah opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 219.
The Spurs faced the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 110-99 in their last contest. San Antonio wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 90) and converted 5 out of their 18 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs converted 10 of their 10 shots for a rate of 100.0%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 37 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 assists in this contest while forcing 15 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In reference to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 44 of 88 shooting. Utah earned 22 assists and had 10 steals in the game. On top of that, Utah had 50 rebounds (14 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Utah ended up going 68.8% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 16 attempts. They also made 11 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land.
DeMar DeRozan is one guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He totaled 22 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:05 mins played and also totaled 1 rebound. DeRozan finished the contest at 58.8% from the field and recorded 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Spurs was Dejounte Murray. He snagged 6 rebounds in his 34:16 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up going 53.8% from the floor in this game via 7-of-13 (15 points). Overall, Murray accounted for 5 assists.
San Antonio enters this contest with a mark of 31-33 on the campaign. They average 111.0 points per contest (20th in the league) while connecting on 46.2% from the field. The Spurs are shooting 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (655 of 1,840) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is collecting 44.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,577 assists for the year, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.3 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Spurs are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They relinquish 37.4% on 3-point shots while they are 16th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.7). The Spurs are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (860 of 1,205) and they surrender 47.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 8th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,559 surrendered on the year.
In their win over San Antonio, the Jazz were able to corral 36 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 for the game. They turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 10 steals for the contest. The Spurs were called for 13 personal fouls for this contest which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.8%. When discussing three-point attempts, Utah converted 11 of 36 attempts (30.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Jazz went 44 out of 88 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Jazz allowed the Spurs to bury 42 of 90 attempts from the field which had them shooting 46.7% in this matchup. They went 27.8% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 18 and finished the contest at 10 of 10 from the free throw line (100.0%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Utah permitted San Antonio to get 37 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Bojan Bogdanovic ended up being a factor for the Jazz in this matchup. He buried 10 of 17 in the matchup for a rate of 58.8%, and had 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic earned 25 points in his 33:11 minutes on the court and tallied 2 assists for this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Utah was Rudy Gobert. He ended up finishing with 1 assist in his 29:52 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 10 of 14 from the floor. Gobert finished going 71.4% from the floor as well as totaling 24 points and 15 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 47-18 so far this season. The Jazz are committing 18.6 fouls every game and they shoot 79.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per contest. Utah has scored 7,561 points on the year (116.3 per game) and they collect 48.2 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 14th in the league. The Jazz on defense are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 107.2. They are forcing 11.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (2nd in the league). The Utah defense concedes 34.0% on three-point shots (699 of 2,058) and their opposition makes 76.6% of their foul shots. They have allowed 22.2 assists and 42.9 boards every game, which is ranked 1st and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio (+4.5)
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