Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-3.5)
The Washington Wizards (3-8) play the Utah Jazz (6-4) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. Washington opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total opens at 224.
The Utah Jazz took the court against the Detroit Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 96-86 in their last game. Utah wrapped up the game having earned a 42.7% FG percentage (35 of 82) and buried 11 of 35 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Jazz knocked down 15 of 22 tries for a rate of 68.2%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 63 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists in this matchup while having 3 steals and 5 blocks. Regarding the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 29 out of 87 shooting. Detroit doled out 21 assists and had 10 steals for this game. On top of that, the Pistons pulled down 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Detroit finished the contest at 85.7% when shooting free throws by making 18 of 21 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 42 tries from beyond the arc.
Donovan Mitchell is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 28 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He played for 37:14 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. Mitchell walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and earned 3 dimes. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He grabbed 5 boards and also accumulated 6 dimes. He ended up going 61.5% from the floor for the contest by hitting 8-of-13 (22 points). Overall, Conley was on the court for 30:13 min.
Utah will enter this game with a win-loss record of 6-4 for the season. The Jazz are shooting 37.5% on three-point attempts (151 of 403) and 69.7% from the charity stripe. They average 109.5 points per outing (20th in the league) while connecting on 45.3% from the field. They are turning it over 15.1 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Utah is collecting 50.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 221 dimes on the season, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Jazz are forcing 11.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 6th in the NBA in giving up assists with 225 relinquished so far this year. The Jazz defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (111 of 192) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 37.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 9th in basketball in PPG allowed (108.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 128-107 when they faced the Phoenix Suns. The Wizards were able to collect 39 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 53 in the matchup. They blocked 3 shots while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Suns committed 22 personal fouls in the game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 60.7%. In reference to shots from distance, Washington made 15 of 34 attempts (44.1%). When all was said and done, the Wizards went 48 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.2%. The Wizards permitted the Suns to convert 39 of 87 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8% for the game. They wrapped up this game 14.8% from distance by going 4 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 30 from the charity stripe (83.3%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Washington permitted Phoenix to get 42 in all (8 offensive).
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards in the matchup. He knocked down 12 of 22 for this contest giving him a rate of 54.5%, which had him sitting at 34 points. Beal pulled down 8 rebounds in his 35:03 minutes of time on the court and totaled 9 dimes in this matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Washington was Dāvis Bertāns. He ended up walking away with 18 points in his 24:29 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 10 from the floor for the contest. Bertāns ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 3-8 for the campaign. Washington has 1,325 points this season (120.5 per game) and they grab 42.8 boards per contest. The Wizards have committed 24.6 fouls every game and they go 73.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wizards are hitting on 47.8% from the floor, which ranks them 8th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 27.3 times per contest (2nd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Wizards on defense are ranked 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 121.3. They have relinquished 25.0 dimes and 46.2 total boards per game, which ranks them 19th and 22nd in the league. The Washington defense gives up 37.7% on 3-point attempts (134 of 355) and their opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 49.1% from the floor (28th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (-3.5)
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