Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 2/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-3.5)
The Indiana Pacers (12-11) play the Utah Jazz (18-5) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday. Indiana opens this matchup as 3.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 223.
The Utah Jazz faced off with the Charlotte Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 138-121 in their last game. Utah ended the contest having earned a 55.2% FG percentage (48 of 87) and made 26 of their 50 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In relation to rebounding, they earned a total of 44 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 32 dimes for the contest as well as having 5 steals and 9 blocks. With regard to defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 48 of 104 shooting. Charlotte doled out 26 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. In addition, the Hornets snagged 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Charlotte ended up shooting 82.4% from the charity stripe by making 14 of 17 attempts. They also made 11 out of their 35 shots from distance.
Bojan Bogdanović is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He ended up scoring 31 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He played 37:23 minutes and grabbed 7 rebounds. Bogdanović shot 66.7% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Jazz was Donovan Mitchell. He totaled 3 boards and had 5 dimes. He finished shooting 55.6% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 10-of-18 (30 points). When this game wrapped up, Mitchell saw the court for 33:50 minutes.
Utah heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 18-5 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.7 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 49.0 boards per game and is sitting with 548 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing. The Jazz are shooting 40.7% on shots from 3-point land (394 of 968) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.7 points per game (8th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. On defense, the Jazz are forcing 11.3 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They give up 35.3% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (106.2). The Jazz defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.0% (259 of 439) and they concede 42.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 9th in the NBA in giving up assists with 516 conceded on the campaign.
For their last game, the Indiana Pacers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-113 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game. They also blocked 7 tries while recording 9 steals in the game. The Pelicans were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.8%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Indiana converted 20 out of their 42 tries (47.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers shot 41 out of 93 from the field which had them sitting at 44.1%. The Pacers permitted the Pelicans to convert 41 of 76 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.9% for this game. They finished shooting 52.0% from beyond the arc via 13 of 25 and ended up shooting 19 out of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). Concerning rebounding, Indiana permitted New Orleans to grab 50 in all (11 offensive).
Justin Holiday was important for the Pacers in the game. He knocked down 7 out of 15 for the contest for a rate of 46.7%, which gave him 22 points. Holiday collected 6 boards in his 34:14 mins of time on the court and had 4 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Indiana was Jeremy Lamb. He totaled 17 points in 24:08 mins played by way of 5 out of 6 shooting for this contest. Lamb walked away from this one going 83.3% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 12-11 for the campaign. Indiana has totaled 2,619 points so far this year (113.9 per contest) and they grab 42.4 rebounds per game. The Pacers are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game and they go 76.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pacers are hitting on 48.0% from the floor, which is 5th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 26.9 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Pacers defensively are ranked 19th in basketball in points given up per game with 112.3. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (18th in the league). The Indiana defense surrenders 39.7% on 3-point attempts (297 of 748) and opponents are making 77.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.4 dimes and 44.6 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 22nd and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-3.5)
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