Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+1)
The Utah Jazz (45-17) are headed to Phoenix Suns Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (44-18). Utah opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The O/U is set at 223.
The Utah Jazz faced the Sacramento Kings and walked away with a win by a score of 154-105 in their last contest. Utah ended having earned a 64.0% FG percentage (55 out of 86) and buried 24 of 41 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz buried 20 of their 21 tries for a rate of 95.2%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 36 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In relation to defending, Utah allowed the other team to go 48.3% from the field on 42 out of 87 shooting. Sacramento totaled 24 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, Sacramento collected 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 9 blocks. Sacramento ended up going 82.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 17 tries. They also knocked down 7 out of their 21 attempts from distance.
Bojan Bogdanovic is one player who was a major factor for the game. He totaled 24 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29:03 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic ended up shooting 43.8% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Jazz was Georges Niang. He snagged 3 rebounds in 26:28 min on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field in this contest by going 6-of-9 (19 points). When the game finished, Niang accounted for 4 assists.
Utah heads into this matchup with a record of 45-17 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.8 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is grabbing 48.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,480 assists on the season, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are connecting on 39.1% on shots from distance (1,053 of 2,695) and 79.6% from the free throw line. They average 116.9 points per contest (3rd in the NBA) while going 46.7% from the field. On defense, the Jazz have forced 11.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. The Jazz defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.5% (715 of 1,199) and they relinquish 43.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 1st in the league in allowing assists with 1,368 surrendered this season. They are conceding 34.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.2).
For their last game, the Phoenix Suns took home the win by a final score of 109-101 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns corralled 30 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the game. They also coughed it up 10 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Clippers had 16 personal fouls for the game which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of those for a rate of 76.9%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Phoenix converted 13 out of their 37 tries (35.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns finished the game shooting 43 for 91 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.3%. The Suns allowed the Clippers to make 41 of 80 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.3% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 38.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 9 at the charity stripe (77.8%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Phoenix permitted Los Angeles to grab 36 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Chris Paul ended up being a major contributor for the Suns for the contest. He buried 10 out of 15 in the game for a rate of 66.7%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Paul recorded 28 points in his 32:15 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 10 assists in this game. An additional guy who came through for Phoenix was Devin Booker. He finished with 3 dimes in his 37:22 minutes played, and he knocked down 9 out of 19 from the floor. Booker finished going 47.4% from the field while collecting 21 points and 6 boards.
Phoenix has a mark of 44-18 so far this year. Phoenix has earned 7,084 pts so far this season (114.3 per game) and they grab 43.2 rebounds per contest. The Suns are committing 19.2 fouls per game while shooting 82.8% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are connecting on 48.8% from the floor, which is 3rd in basketball. They are dishing out assists 26.9 times per contest (6th in the league) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Suns on defense are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG given up with 108.3. The Phoenix defense allows 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (722 of 2,050) and their opposition makes 77.2% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 22.4 dimes and 42.9 boards per contest, which ranks 2nd and 10th in the league. They have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (+1)
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