Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5)
Vivint Arena is the venue where and the Utah Jazz (40-13) will take on the Washington Wizards (19-33) on Monday. Utah opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Washington Wizards played the Phoenix Suns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 134-106 in their last contest. Washington finished the game with a 46.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 84) and made 9 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Wizards buried 19 of 28 tries for a percentage of 67.9%. In reference to hauling in boards, they earned 49 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 dimes in the matchup in addition to creating 3 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In the matter of defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 51.4% from the floor on 55 of 107 shooting. Phoenix dished out 36 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Phoenix collected 45 rebounds (5 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 1 block. Phoenix ended up shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 7 of 7 shots. They buried 17 out of their 43 attempts from distance.
Raul Neto is someone who was a factor for the matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He played for 28:47 mins played and snagged 1 rebound. Neto ended up shooting 52.9% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He pulled down 11 rebounds in 32:39 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 35.3% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-17 (17 points). When the game finished, Westbrook earned 14 assists.
Washington enters this contest with a record of 19-33 this year. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 21.7 fouls per game. As a team, Washington is pulling down 44.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,296 assists this year, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing. The Wizards are hitting 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (549 of 1,588) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.4 points per contest (12th in the league) while shooting 46.6% from the field. On defense, the Wizards are forcing 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 22.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 11th in the league in allowing assists with 1,267 relinquished this season. The Wizards defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (748 of 1,149) and they relinquish 46.7 boards per game as a group. They give up 37.9% from beyond the arc while they are 30th in the league in PPG allowed (118.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Jazz got the victory with a final of 128-112 when they played the Sacramento Kings. The Jazz snagged 41 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 52 for the game. They coughed it up 10 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Kings had 23 personal fouls for this contest which got the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 35 tries. They were able to convert 30 of them for a clip of 85.7%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Utah made 18 out of their 50 tries (36.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Jazz went 40 out of 88 from the field which had them at 45.5%. The Jazz allowed the Kings to bury 42 out of 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.7% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by going 14 of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Utah permitted Sacramento to pull down 38 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Donovan Mitchell ended up being important for the Jazz for this game. He converted 12 out of 31 for this game for a field goal percentage of 38.7%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Mitchell earned 42 points in his 35:02 mins on the court and totaled 4 assists in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Utah was Mike Conley. He ended up walking away with 4 dimes in 31:37 minutes played, and he shot 8 out of 14 from the floor. Conley walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor as well as totaling 26 points and 6 total rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 40-13 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jazz are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which ranks 14th in the NBA. Utah has totaled 6,207 pts so far this year (117.1 per contest) and they collect 48.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.4 times per game (22nd in the league) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Jazz have committed 18.8 fouls per game and they connect on 79.2% from the free throw line. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 107.4. The Utah defense gives up 34.2% on three-point shots (570 of 1,669) and their opposition knocks down 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 22.2 dimes and 43.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 2nd and 10th in the league. They are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the field (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+5)
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