Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/9/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBA TV
The Philadelphia 76ers (13-11) will compete against the Utah Jazz (16-7) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.
The Jazz played the Cavaliers and earned the victory with a final of 109-108 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Jazz ended up with 14 while the Cavaliers racked up 13 personal fouls. They also made 14 of 38 attempts from three-point range. Cleveland finished the contest at 76.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 13 attempts. Additionally, Cleveland snagged 30 rebounds (15 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Cleveland doled out 45 dimes and had 20 steals for this game. In the matter of defense, Utah allowed 46.2% from the floor on 42 of 91 shooting. They also distributed 24 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 5 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected a total of 46 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 9 of 10 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. Utah finished the contest having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (40 of 90) and made 20 of their 48 shots from distance.
Donovan Mitchell is one player who had an impact in this contest. Mitchell ended up going 57.1% from the field and also distributed 6 assists. He played 39 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. He scored 35 points on 12 out of 21 shooting.
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Utah enters this game with a record of 16-7 for the campaign. They are averaging 114.0 points per game (2nd in the league) while going 47.5% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 36.9% on three-point attempts (359 of 974) and 78.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 46.3 boards per contest and has racked up 512 assists on the year, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15.1 times per game and as a team they commit 19.2 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.7% on 3-pointers while they are 6th in the NBA in PPG allowed (104.8). The Jazz are giving up a FG percentage of 44.2% (914 of 2,068) and they concede 41.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 489 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the 76ers went home victorious with a score of 127-124 against the Hornets. The 76ers were able to snag 41 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for this contest. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Hornets committed 8 personal fouls in the matchup which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throws for a rate of 74.1%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia converted 15 out of 36 attempts (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers shot 46 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.9%. The 76ers permitted the Hornets to make 48 out of their 107 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.9% for this contest. They finished 34.8% from three-point range by going 16 of 46 and finished the game at 12 out of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). When talking about attacking the glass, Philadelphia permitted Charlotte to grab 29 in all (13 offensive).
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in the matchup. He converted 15 out of 20 in this contest for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and had 15 rebounds. Embiid earned 43 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 7 dimes for the contest.
Philadelphia has a mark of 13-11 for the year. The 76ers are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.8 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. Philadelphia has 2,568 pts this season (107.0 per contest) and they average 42.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the 76ers are hitting on 45.9% from the floor, which is 13th in the league.
The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 11th in basketball in points given up per game with 105.9. They are able to force 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (15th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense allows 35.5% from downtown (286 of 805) and their opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They allow 23.5 dimes and 46.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 16th and 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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