Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 10/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-6)
The Utah Jazz (1-0) are en route to Golden 1 Center on Friday where they will meet the Sacramento Kings (1-0). Utah is 6-point favorites. The over/under is 226.5.
The Jazz played the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 107-86 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the game with a 44.0% field goal percentage (40 of 91) and made 14 out of their 47 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Jazz made 13 of 15 shots for a rate of 86.7%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they collected 53 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 18 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to defense, Utah let their opponent shoot 37.4% from the floor on 34 of 91 shooting. Oklahoma City earned 50 dimes and had 19 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Oklahoma City collected 35 rebounds (15 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Oklahoma City finished 61.1% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of 18 shots. They also made 7 of their 35 attempts from 3-point land.
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Rudy Gobert is one player who played a role in this game. He had 16 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 29 mins played and also pulled down 21 boards. Gobert finished the contest at 66.7% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
Utah enters this contest after finishing with a mark of 1-0 last year. They lost possession via turnover 14.2 times per game and as a team committed 18.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Utah snagged 48.3 rebounds per contest and totaled 1,703 dimes last season, which was 23rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz hit on 38.9% on 3-pointers (1,205 of 3,098) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. They averaged 116.4 pts per contest (4th in the league) while going 46.8% from the floor. On defense, the Jazz were able to force 11.5 turnovers per contest and they drew 19.0 fouls. They conceded 34.1% from 3-point land and they were 3rd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (107.2). The Jazz allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (2,943 of 6,581) and they relinquished 42.6 boards per contest as a squad. They were ranked 1st in the league in giving up assists with 1,604 relinquished last year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings took home the win by a final score of 124-121 when they faced the Trail Blazers. The Kings pulled down 36 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 43 in the game. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. The Trail Blazers committed 12 personal fouls in the game which took the Kings to the free throw line for 29 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 79.3%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Sacramento knocked down 17 of 41 attempts (41.5%). When the game finished, the Kings finished the game shooting 42 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.7%. The Kings permitted the Trail Blazers to convert 45 of 93 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.4% for this game. They finished 34.3% from distance by shooting 12 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 22 from the free throw line (86.4%). In regard to attacking the glass, Sacramento allowed Portland to pull down 40 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Harrison Barnes ended up being a factor for the Kings for the contest. He buried 10 out of 19 for the game giving him a rate of 52.6%, and had 9 rebounds. Barnes earned 36 points in his 37 minutes on the court and tallied 2 dimes for the matchup.
Sacramento had a win-loss mark of 1-0 last year. The Kings were responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.5% from the free throw line. They earned an assist 25.5 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they turned the ball over 13.4 times per game. Sacramento accounted for 8,189 points last year (113.7 per game) and they pulled down 41.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings shot 48.1% from the field, which had them ranked 6th in basketball. The Kings defensively were ranked 28th in the league in points allowed per contest with 117.4. They relinquished 25.3 assists and 45.2 boards every game, which had them ranked 18th and 20th in basketball. The Sacramento defense surrendered 38.0% on shots from 3-point land (893 of 2,349) and their opponents knocked down 78.7% of their free throw shots. They were able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 48.8% from the floor (30th in the NBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento (+6)
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