Utah Jazz vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-3.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5) host the Utah Jazz (6-4) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday. Utah opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Utah Jazz faced the Detroit Pistons and notched a win by a score of 96-86 in their last contest. Utah ended having earned a 42.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 82) and made 11 of 35 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Jazz made 15 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 68.2%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 63 with 16 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 assists in this contest as well as getting 3 steals and 5 rejections. Concerning defending, Utah let their opponent shoot 33.3% from the floor on 29 out of 87 shooting. Detroit totaled 21 assists and had 10 steals for this game. In addition, the Pistons had 39 boards (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Detroit ended up going 85.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of 21 attempts. They also made 10 of their 42 tries from distance.
Donovan Mitchell is someone who was a major factor for this contest. He totaled 28 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He played 37:14 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. Mitchell walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He collected 5 boards and also accounted for 6 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the floor in the matchup via 8-of-13 (22 points). When the game finished, Conley was on the hardwood for 30:13 minutes.
Utah heads into this game with a mark of 6-4 for the campaign. The Jazz are shooting 37.5% on 3-pointers (151 of 403) and 69.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 109.5 pts per game (20th in the NBA) while going 45.3% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 50.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 221 assists this year, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing. On defense, the Jazz are forcing 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They give up 37.0% on 3-point shots while they are 8th in the NBA in opponents points per game (108.6). The Jazz defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.7% (111 of 192) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 12th in basketball in allowing assists with 225 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 100-90 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavaliers pulled down 33 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this matchup. They also rejected 4 attempts while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Bucks were called for 14 personal fouls for this contest which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Cleveland made 7 of their 26 tries (26.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Cavaliers walked away from this one shooting 36 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9%. The Cavaliers permitted the Bucks to knock down 37 out of their 84 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.0% in this matchup. They shot 33.3% from distance by hitting 12 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Cleveland permitted Milwaukee to grab 45 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Andre Drummond ended up being a major contributor for the Cavaliers in the game. He converted 11 of 23 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 47.8%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Drummond collected 24 boards in his 41:17 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 3 assists in the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Cleveland was Damyean Dotson. He racked up 21 points in his 41:03 minutes played via 8 out of 17 from the floor for this contest. Dotson ended the game having shot 47.1% from the floor while also earning 8 assists and 2 boards.
Cleveland has a win-loss mark of 5-5 for the year. As an offense, the Cavaliers are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Cleveland has 1,009 pts on the campaign (100.9 per game) and they average 44.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.1 times per contest (18th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.2 times per contest. The Cavaliers are committing 19.3 fouls per game while shooting 66.8% from the charity stripe. The Cavaliers are ranked 1st in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 103.0. They are forcing 19.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (6th in basketball). The Cleveland defense surrenders 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc (135 of 348) and their opposition makes 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 24.4 dimes and 46.5 rebounds every game, ranking them 15th and 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (-3.5)
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