Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 3/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Vivint Arena is where the Utah Jazz (43-26) will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers (36-36) on Friday.
The Clippers faced the Raptors and ended up losing by a score of 103-100 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the contest having earned a 48.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 78) and made 11 out of their 30 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 13 of 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 27 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 45.8% from the field on 38 out of 83 shooting. Toronto doled out 43 dimes and had 14 steals in the game. Additionally, Toronto collected 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Toronto finished the game shooting 76.2% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of their 21 attempts. They made 11 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to personal fouls, the Clippers walked away with 15 and the Raptors totaled 11 personal fouls.
Marcus Morris is someone who played a role in the matchup. Morris finished the game at 52.9% from the floor and also totaled 7 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. He ended up scoring 22 points on 9 out of 17 shooting.
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Los Angeles comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 36-36 so far this season. They have an average of 106.9 pts per contest (25th in the league) while going 45.5% from the floor. The Clippers are hitting 36.6% on three-point shots (892 of 2,439) and 78.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling in 44.2 boards per contest and has earned 1,703 assists this year, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Clippers are forcing 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 11th in the league in opponents PPG (107.7). The Clippers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.8% (2,913 of 6,507) and they surrender 47.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 16th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,722 conceded on the season.
In their last game, the Jazz took home the win by a final score of 125-110 when they faced the Bulls. The Jazz pulled down 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Bulls earned 12 fouls for this game which got the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to convert 22 of those for a rate of 75.9%. In regard to shooting from distance, Utah knocked down 19 of 39 tries (48.7%). In all, the Jazz shot 42 for 83 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Jazz allowed the Bulls to make 43 out of their 91 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.3% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc by going 12 out of 34 and finished the contest at 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Utah permitted Chicago to collect 32 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Donovan Mitchell ended up being important for the Jazz in this matchup. He made 12 of 22 in this contest for a rate of 54.5%, and had 3 rebounds. Mitchell earned 37 points in his 29 mins on the court and added 5 dimes for the contest.
Utah has a win-loss record of 43-26 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Jazz are shooting 47.2% from the field, which ranks them 4th in basketball. Utah has accumulated 7,865 points on the campaign (114.0 per game) and they grab 46.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.4 times per game (27th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Jazz commit 19.1 personal fouls every game and they go 77.6% from the charity stripe.
The Utah defense surrenders 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (821 of 2,398) and their opposition makes 75.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.0 assists and 41.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 4th and 2nd in the league. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG given up with 107.7. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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