Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+3.5)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (3-4) will play the Utah Jazz (4-2) on Tuesday. Brooklyn opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 229.
The Utah Jazz faced the San Antonio Spurs and took home the win by a score of 130-109 in their last contest. Utah finished having earned a 55.1% field goal percentage (49 out of 89) and knocked down 21 of their 41 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz converted 11 of their 19 tries for a rate of 57.9%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 57 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists for this contest while getting 4 steals and 11 blocks. With respect to the defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 41.9% from the floor on 44 of 105 shooting. San Antonio dished out 23 dimes and had 13 steals in this contest. In addition, the Spurs collected 45 boards (14 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. San Antonio walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 21 attempts. They also buried 6 of their 19 tries from distance.
Bojan Bogdanović is someone who played a role for the matchup. He accumulated 28 points on 10 out of 13 shooting. He played 26:58 minutes and also pulled down 2 boards. Bogdanović ended up shooting 76.9% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Jazz was Donovan Mitchell. He collected 4 rebounds and also tallied 9 assists. He shot 47.1% from the field in the game by going 8-of-17 (22 points). In all, Mitchell played 28:36 minutes.
Utah enters this one with a mark of 4-2 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 112.0 points per game (13th in the league) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. The Jazz are hitting 38.0% from downtown (90 of 237) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is pulling in 51.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 136 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 20th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They surrender 41.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 8th in the league in points per game allowed (106.7). The Jazz defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.4% (65 of 111) and they surrender 41.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 133 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-122 when they faced the Washington Wizards. The Nets collected 44 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 for the game. They also rejected 9 tries while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Wizards earned 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 31 tries. They were able to knock down 28 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 90.3%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Brooklyn converted 14 of 32 tries (43.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Nets went 40 for 81 from the field which had them at 49.4%. The Nets permitted the Wizards to make 43 of 104 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.3% in this game. They finished the game shooting 36.4% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 34 from the free throw line (73.5%). When talking about team rebounding, Brooklyn allowed Washington to grab 49 in total (13 offensive).
Kyrie Irving pitched in for the Nets in this game. He made 10 of 20 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which got him 30 points. Irving snagged 5 rebounds in his 39:03 mins of time on the court and added 10 assists in this contest. One more player that was important for Brooklyn was Kevin Durant. He totaled 28 points in 37:37 mins played by way of 8 of 15 from the floor for this game. Durant ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor while totaling 7 assists and 11 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 3-4 so far this year. As an offense, the Nets are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. Brooklyn has accumulated 826 points this season (118.0 per game) and they average 47.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.3 times per contest (14th in the league) and they turn it over 16.6 times per game. The Nets have committed 20.7 fouls per game and they hit 81.9% from the charity stripe. The Nets are ranked 20th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 113.4. They relinquish 26.0 assists and 50.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 24th and 28th in basketball. The Brooklyn defense concedes 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (84 of 241) and their opposition makes 73.7% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (+3.5)
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