Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 12/11/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Wizards (15-11) will try to beat the Utah Jazz (18-7) on Saturday.
The Jazz took the court against the 76ers and walked away with a win by a score of 118-96 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 14 while the 76ers recorded 9 fouls. They also buried 6 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc. Philadelphia shot 93.3% at the charity stripe by making 14 of 15 shots. In addition, Philadelphia had 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Philadelphia dished out 34 dimes and had 17 steals in this game. Concerning defending, Utah allowed 43.2% from the field on 38 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists for the contest while forcing 4 turnovers and having 7 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 52 with 16 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 17 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 70.8%. Utah wrapped up the game with a 47.3% field goal percentage (43 of 91) and made 15 of their 40 3-point attempts.
Rudy Gobert is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He accounted for 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes played and collected 21 rebounds. Gobert walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Utah will play this game with a mark of 18-7 for the year. They average 115.0 pts per contest (2nd in basketball) while shooting 47.9% from the field. The Jazz are hitting 37.4% from downtown (399 of 1,068) and 77.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 46.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 560 assists for the campaign, which ranks 24th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per game and as a group they commit 19.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 12.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are 1st in the league in giving up assists with 525 conceded this season. The Jazz defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.0% (990 of 2,251) and they concede 40.9 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 32.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 3rd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (104.4).
In their last game, the Wizards took home the win by a final score of 119-116 when they played the Pistons. The Wizards collected 32 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Pistons were called for 15 fouls in this matchup which took the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They were able to make 23 of them for a clip of 82.1%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington converted 12 out of 32 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards finished the game shooting 42 out of 88 from the field which had them shooting 47.7%. The Wizards permitted the Pistons to make 37 out of their 79 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.8% for this game. They finished 54.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 13 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 35 from the free throw line (82.9%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Detroit to get 30 overall (7 offensive).
Kyle Kuzma ended up being a factor for the Wizards in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 18 for this game for a rate of 44.4%, and had 7 rebounds. Kuzma racked up 26 points in his 39 minutes on the court and added 4 dimes for this game.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 15-11 for the year. The Wizards are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.8 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. Washington has accumulated 2,756 points for the year (106.0 per contest) and they average 45.2 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Wizards are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which is 9th in basketball.
The Washington defense gives up 34.2% on 3-point shots (263 of 768) and their opposition makes 79.5% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 22.7 assists and 44.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 8th and 12th in the NBA. The Wizards are ranked 15th in the NBA in points given up per game with 106.8. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (10th in the NBA).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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