Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 10/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+1)
The Milwaukee Bucks (3-2) will compete against the Utah Jazz (4-0) at Fiserv Forum on Sunday. Milwaukee opens this contest as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 224.
The Jazz faced the Rockets and went home with a win by a final score of 122-91 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.2% field goal percentage (41 out of 85) and converted 16 of their 46 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Jazz converted 24 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 58 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. In regard to defending, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 32.6% from the floor on 31 out of 95 shooting. Houston doled out 41 assists and had 15 steals for the game. Additionally, Houston pulled down 28 boards (13 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Houston finished the game shooting 87.0% from the charity stripe by making 20 of their 23 attempts. They also made 9 of their 44 tries from 3-point land.
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Rudy Gobert is one player who was a factor for this contest. He totaled 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes played and collected 14 rebounds. Gobert ended up going 71.4% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
Utah will enter this game with a win-loss record of 4-0 for the year. They average 115.3 pts per contest (4th in the league) while shooting 46.2% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 33.3% on three-point attempts (58 of 174) and 81.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Utah is snagging 50.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 78 assists for the campaign, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.3 fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. The Jazz are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.7% (146 of 368) and they relinquish 44.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 1st in basketball in allowing assists with 73 surrendered for the year. They are giving up 23.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 2nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (97.0).
For their last game, the Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 113-108 against the Timberwolves. The Bucks were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this contest. They also turned it over 8 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Timberwolves were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee made 14 out of their 51 tries (27.5%). Overall, the Bucks went 39 for 95 from the field which had them sitting at 41.1%. The Bucks allowed the Timberwolves to bury 43 out of their 91 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 47.3% in the game. They shot 28.9% from distance by going 13 of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). Regarding team rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Minnesota to get 39 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in the game. He knocked down 15 of 23 for this game for a field goal rate of 65.2%, and had 16 rebounds. Antetokounmpo racked up 40 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 7 dimes for this game.
Milwaukee has a record of 3-2 for the year. Milwaukee has accounted for 570 pts on the campaign (114.0 per contest) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per game. The Bucks commit 19.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are shooting 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 17th in the league. They are earning an assist 22.2 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.6 times per game. The Bucks are ranked 26th in basketball in PPG given up with 114.8. They have forced 14.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.6% from the field (26th in the league). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 36.9% from downtown (69 of 187) and their opposition makes 71.3% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.6 dimes and 47.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 24th and 22nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah (+1)
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