Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-5)
The Atlanta Hawks (10-10) host the Utah Jazz (16-5) at State Farm Arena on Thursday. Atlanta opens this contest as 5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 222.5.
The Utah Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Detroit Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 117-105 in their last contest. Utah finished the contest having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (38 out of 82) and made 16 of their 42 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Jazz made 25 of 29 tries for a percentage of 86.2%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 44 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 23 assists in the matchup as well as getting 9 steals and 6 rejections. When discussing defense, Utah allowed 41.9% from the floor on 39 of 93 shooting. Detroit doled out 18 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Pistons totaled 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Detroit finished the game shooting 90.0% from the free throw line by converting 18 of 20 tries. They also made 9 of their 27 attempts from three-point range.
Donovan Mitchell is a guy who played a role in this game. He was able to score 32 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played 34:37 mins played and snagged 6 boards. Mitchell shot 58.8% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He had 4 rebounds and tallied 5 assists. He finished the game at 46.7% from the field in this contest by going 7-of-15 (20 points). When the game finished, Conley was on the court for 32:10 min.
Utah comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 16-5 so far this year. They average 113.8 pts per contest (10th in the league) while shooting 46.1% from the floor. The Jazz are connecting on 39.8% on three-point shots (355 of 891) and 75.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 49.1 boards per contest and has racked up 497 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.6 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 11.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They give up 35.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 3rd in basketball in opponents PPG (106.2). The Jazz defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.5% (241 of 407) and they relinquish 42.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 8th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 471 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-99 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hawks were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this matchup. They rejected 3 shots while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Lakers were called for 20 fouls in the game which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Atlanta converted 11 out of 29 attempts (37.9%). When all was said and done, the Hawks shot 37 out of 78 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.4%. The Hawks permitted the Lakers to make 40 of 77 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.9% in this game. They went 30.4% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 23 and finished the contest at 20 of 24 at the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding team rebounding, Atlanta permitted Los Angeles to get 31 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young was important for the Hawks for the matchup. He converted 7 of 15 in the game giving him a rate of 46.7%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Young snagged 4 rebounds in his 38:31 minutes of time on the court and earned 16 assists in this matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Atlanta was John Collins. He was able to score 22 points in 35:02 minutes on the court by going 10 of 17 shooting in the matchup. Collins walked away from this one going 58.8% from the floor while collecting 2 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 10-10 so far this year. The Hawks have committed 20.3 personal fouls every game and they go 81.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per game (17th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.8 times per game. Atlanta has earned 2,250 points for the year (112.5 per contest) and they grab 47.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Hawks are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 24th in basketball. The Hawks are ranked 11th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.0. The Atlanta defense gives up 32.1% on 3-point attempts (218 of 680) and their opposition makes 81.6% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 23.4 assists and 44.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 9th and 14th in basketball. They are forcing 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-5)
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