Brooklyn Nets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
The Utah Jazz (31-21) will go up against the Brooklyn Nets (29-22) at Vivint Arena on Friday.
The Nets played the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 112-101 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Nets ended up finishing with 16 while the Kings accounted for 11 fouls. They made 14 of 42 tries from distance. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by burying 16 of 18 attempts. On top of that, Sacramento pulled down 33 rebounds (15 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 12 blocked shots. Sacramento earned 48 assists and had 23 steals for this game. In the matter of defense, Brooklyn allowed 44.1% from the floor on 41 of 93 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists for the matchup while creating 7 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Nets made 11 of their 14 tries for a rate of 78.6%. Brooklyn finished the contest with a 48.8% field goal percentage (41 out of 84) and buried 8 of 25 shots from 3-point land.
Nic Claxton is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 9 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes and also collected 11 rebounds. Claxton walked away from this one shooting 81.8% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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Brooklyn comes into this matchup with a mark of 29-22 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling in 45.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,293 assists for the season, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Nets are hitting 35.3% from downtown (566 of 1,605) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.6 pts per contest (7th in basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 19th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.3). The Nets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (2,055 of 4,647) and they concede 44.4 boards per game as a unit. They rank 6th in the league in allowing assists with 1,184 conceded for the season.
For their last game, the Jazz took home the win by a final score of 108-104 against the Nuggets. The Jazz pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Nuggets committed 14 fouls in this contest which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of those for a rate of 77.3%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Utah made 7 of 29 attempts (24.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Jazz finished 42 for 86 from the field which had them shooting 48.8%. The Jazz allowed the Nuggets to make 42 out of 79 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 53.2% for this contest. They went 39.3% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). Concerning team rebounding, Utah allowed Denver to snag 32 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Trent Forrest ended up having an impact for the Jazz for the contest. He made 6 of 7 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Forrest accumulated 18 points in his 39 mins on the court and totaled 8 assists for this game.
Utah has a record of 31-21 on the campaign. The Jazz are committing 18.9 fouls every game while shooting 77.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 22.0 times per contest (27th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. Utah has totaled 5,898 pts on the season (113.4 per contest) and they pull in 45.7 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Jazz are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which is 5th in the league.
The Utah defense allows 34.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (611 of 1,777) and opponents are connecting on 75.2% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.2 assists and 42.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in the league. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 107.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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