Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz 11/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
The Toronto Raptors (7-8) are traveling to Vivint Arena on Thursday where they will compete against the Utah Jazz (9-5).
The Raptors took the court against the Trail Blazers and went home with a loss by a final score of 118-113 in their last game. Toronto walked away from the game having earned a 46.1% FG percentage (41 out of 89) and converted 15 out of their 33 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Raptors made 16 of 18 shots for a rate of 88.9%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defense, Toronto let their opponent shoot 56.1% from the floor on 46 of 82 shooting. Portland distributed 39 assists and had 25 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Portland had 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Portland finished the game shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 14 tries. They buried 16 out of their 36 attempts from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Raptors ended up walking away with 17 while the Trail Blazers finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
OG Anunoby is one player who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 29 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 41 mins played and snagged 6 rebounds. Anunoby ended up shooting 47.4% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes.
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Toronto will enter this contest with a record of 7-8 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is pulling in 45.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 308 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 20th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are hitting 34.6% on shots from distance (165 of 477) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 105.9 points per contest (21st in the league) while hitting 44.0% from the field.
On defense, the Raptors are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They give up 36.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 10th in the league in PPG from their opponents (105.2). The Raptors defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (578 of 1,242) and they concede 41.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are 22nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 354 relinquished this year.
When they last played, the Jazz went home victorious with a score of 120-85 when they played the 76ers. The Jazz earned 50 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 56 for this contest. They coughed it up 9 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The 76ers earned 8 fouls for the contest which got the Jazz to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to make 12 of them for a rate of 63.2%. In regard to three-point shots, Utah made 16 out of their 38 attempts (42.1%). Overall, the Jazz went 46 for 89 from the field which had them shooting 51.7%. The Jazz permitted the 76ers to knock down 33 out of their 90 tries from the field which had them at 36.7% for the game. They finished 20.7% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 6 out of 29 and ended up going 13 of 17 from the charity stripe (76.5%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Utah permitted Philadelphia to get 36 in total (6 offensive).
Bojan Bogdanovic ended up having an impact for the Jazz in this game. He made 9 out of 12 for the contest for a rate of 75.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Bogdanovic earned 27 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood and added 2 assists for the game.
Utah has a mark of 9-5 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are connecting on 45.9% from the field, which is 13th in the league. Utah has totaled 1,552 pts on the season (110.9 per contest) and they grab 47.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 20.9 times per game (27th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. The Jazz have committed 19.0 fouls per game and they go 77.8% from the charity stripe.
The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 102.2. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the field (9th in the NBA). The Utah defense allows 31.7% from downtown (141 of 445) and opponents are connecting on 75.6% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 20.3 assists and 41.9 boards every game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah
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