Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 3/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-3.5)
The Utah Jazz (28-9) head to Chase Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (19-19). Golden State opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 230.
The Utah Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 114-99 in their last game. Utah walked away from the game with a 48.1% FG percentage (39 of 81) and knocked down 15 out of their 40 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Jazz made 21 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 50 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists in this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Concerning defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 36.9% from the field on 41 of 111 shooting. Houston earned 15 assists and had 11 steals in this contest. Moreover, Houston totaled 50 boards (19 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 9 blocked shots. Houston walked away from this one shooting 61.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 13 shots. They converted 9 out of their 43 attempts from distance.
Donovan Mitchell is someone who was a factor for this contest. He racked up 28 points on 9 out of 23 shooting. He played for 36:00 mins and grabbed 7 boards. Mitchell finished 39.1% from the floor and earned 8 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He collected 3 rebounds in his 31:39 min on the basketball court. He shot 66.7% from the field in this contest by connecting on 8-of-12 (20 points). When the time ran out, Conley had 4 assists.
Utah will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 28-9 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Utah is pulling in 48.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 883 dimes on the season, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are hitting 39.8% on shots from beyond the arc (629 of 1,582) and 78.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 116.5 pts per contest (3rd in the NBA) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. On defense, the Jazz are able to force 11.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They are 2nd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 809 conceded for the season. The Jazz defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (429 of 717) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 4th in the league in PPG allowed (107.6).
In their last game, the Golden State Warriors took a loss by a score of 130-104 when they played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors earned 39 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 44 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. The Clippers had 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Warriors to the free throw line for 27 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.4%. In regard to 3-point shots, Golden State made 9 out of 36 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Warriors finished the game shooting 38 out of 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.2%. The Warriors permitted the Clippers to knock down 44 of their 96 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.8% for the contest. They finished 43.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 18 out of 41 and ended up going 24 of 29 at the charity stripe (82.8%). In the matter of rebounds, Golden State permitted Los Angeles to get 56 in all (11 offensive).
Kelly Oubre Jr. ended up having an impact for the Warriors in this matchup. He buried 7 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and totaled 6 rebounds. Oubre totaled 15 points in his 32:27 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. One more player that was important for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He ended up with 1 assist in his 28:49 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 out of 12 from the floor. Wiggins walked away from this one going 41.7% from the field while also collecting 15 points and 8 boards.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 19-19 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Warriors are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which is 18th in basketball. Golden State has totaled 4,299 points on the campaign (113.1 per game) and they average 43.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.6 times per game (1st in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.8 times per contest. The Warriors are responsible for committing 21.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.6% from the charity stripe. The Warriors defensively are ranked 23rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 113.3. They have forced 15.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (3rd in basketball). The Golden State defense surrenders 37.3% on shots from distance (506 of 1,357) and opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 23.5 dimes and 48.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 6th and 30th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (+3.5)
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