Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-8)
The Charlotte Hornets (10-12) play the Utah Jazz (16-5) at Spectrum Center on Friday. Utah opens this matchup as 8-point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.
The Utah Jazz faced the Detroit Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 117-105 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the game having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (38 of 82) and buried 16 out of their 42 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz made 25 of 29 tries for a percentage of 86.2%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 dimes for the contest while earning 9 steals and 6 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the floor on 39 out of 93 shooting. Detroit totaled 18 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, the Pistons grabbed 46 boards (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Detroit finished 90.0% at the free throw line by making 18 of 20 attempts. They also knocked down 9 of their 27 attempts from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell is a guy who was important in this game. He had 32 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 34:37 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. Mitchell finished the contest at 58.8% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also earned 5 dimes. He finished the game at 46.7% from the field in this matchup via 7-of-15 (20 points). When the game finished, Conley was on the hardwood for 32:10 minutes.
Utah heads into this game with a mark of 16-5 on the year. They currently have an average of 113.8 points per game (10th in the NBA) while going 46.1% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 39.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (355 of 891) and 75.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Utah is snagging 49.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 497 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.6 fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz are able to force 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are conceding 35.7% from 3-point land and they are 3rd in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (106.2). The Jazz are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.5% (241 of 407) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 6th in the NBA in giving up assists with 471 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte Hornets went home defeated by a final of 118-111 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Hornets were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the matchup. They rejected 4 shots while getting 4 steals for this contest. The 76ers earned 21 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 19 of those for a percentage of 82.6%. When discussing 3-point shots, Charlotte converted 14 of 37 attempts (37.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets shot 39 for 87 from the field which had them shooting 44.8%. The Hornets permitted the 76ers to make 41 out of their 80 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.3% in the game. They finished 40.0% from three-point range by going 10 of 25 and ended up shooting 26 out of 32 at the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to rebounding, Charlotte allowed Philadelphia to get 40 in all (10 on the offensive side).
LaMelo Ball ended up being a factor for the Hornets for the game. He converted 8 out of 16 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 22 points. Ball snagged 7 boards in his 38:18 mins of time on the hardwood and had 3 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Charlotte was Gordon Hayward. He ended up with 22 points in his 37:33 mins on the hardwood by way of 9 out of 19 shooting for the contest. Hayward wrapped this one up going 47.4% from the floor and also earning 9 assists and 6 boards.
Charlotte has a record of 10-12 so far this year. Charlotte has 2,412 pts on the season (109.6 per contest) and they average 43.7 rebounds per game. The Hornets are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 21st in the league. They are getting an assist 28.5 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the league in points per game surrendered with 110.5. They are able to force 16.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (17th in basketball). The Charlotte defense allows 36.6% on 3-point attempts (320 of 875) and their opponents are converting on 72.8% of their free throw attempts. They allow 28.1 dimes and 46.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 30th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-8)
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