Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-4)
The San Antonio Spurs (2-3) play the Utah Jazz (3-2) at AT&T Center on Sunday. Utah opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 224.
The Utah Jazz faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers and earned the victory with a final of 106-100 in their last game. Utah walked away from the contest having earned a 46.1% FG percentage (41 out of 89) and converted 15 of 42 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Jazz converted 9 of 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 46 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 assists for the contest in addition to having 3 steals and 3 blocks. When talking about defense, Utah allowed 38.8% from the field on 33 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles earned 19 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Clippers snagged 43 rebounds (12 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Los Angeles went 87.5% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of 24 attempts. They also made 13 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc.
Mike Conley is one player who was a factor for this game. He ended up walking away with 33 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 33:39 minutes and collected 2 boards. Conley finished the game shooting 55.0% from the field and dished out 7 assists. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Jazz was Donovan Mitchell. He had 4 rebounds and also collected 5 assists. He finished shooting 42.9% from the field in the matchup by going 6-of-14 (15 points). When all was said and done, Mitchell saw the court for 35:10 min.
Utah steps onto the court with a mark of 3-2 for the year. The Jazz are shooting 35.2% on 3-pointers (69 of 196) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 108.4 points per outing (19th in the league) while hitting 44.3% from the field. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.0 fouls every game. As a team, Utah is pulling in 50.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 107 assists on the year, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 42.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 7th in basketball in PPG allowed (106.2). The Jazz defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (58 of 95) and they concede 40.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 4th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 110 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the San Antonio Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 109-103 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs earned 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this game. They turned away 8 shots while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Lakers had 20 fouls for this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 69.2%. In regard to 3-pointers, San Antonio knocked down 13 of 34 attempts (38.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spurs shot 36 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 42.4%. The Spurs permitted the Lakers to make 41 out of 101 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.6% in the game. They finished 42.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). With respect to rebounding, San Antonio permitted Los Angeles to collect 58 in all (16 offensive).
Keldon Johnson ended up having an impact for the Spurs for this contest. He buried 7 of 11 for the matchup for a rate of 63.6%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Johnson totaled 10 rebounds in his 34:31 minutes of time on the hardwood and accounted for 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He notched 23 points in his 36:42 mins played by going 8 out of 16 from the floor for the game. DeRozan walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor while earning 7 assists and 9 total rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 2-3 so far this year. San Antonio has scored 555 pts on the season (111.0 per contest) and they collect 46.4 rebounds per game. The Spurs commit 19.8 fouls per game and they hit 77.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Spurs are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which is 15th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 27.6 times per game (5th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. The Spurs are ranked 18th in basketball in points given up per game with 112.2. They relinquish 25.2 dimes and 49.8 rebounds per game, which ranks them 19th and 27th in the NBA. The San Antonio defense gives up 38.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (58 of 151) and their opponents are connecting on 72.4% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-4)
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