Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Utah Jazz (46-32) host the Memphis Grizzlies (55-23) at Vivint Arena on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies took the court against the Suns and took home the win by a score of 122-114 in their last contest. Memphis walked away from the game with a 45.1% field goal percentage (46 of 102) and converted 7 of their 24 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies made 23 of 28 shots for a rate of 82.1%. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 48 with 16 of them being offensive. They also doled out 30 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 7 steals. Pertaining to defending, Memphis allowed 54.7% from the floor on 47 out of 86 shooting. Phoenix earned 39 assists and had 27 steals in the game. Furthermore, Phoenix pulled down 37 rebounds (2 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Phoenix finished 58.8% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 17 tries. They also knocked down 10 out of their 27 attempts from distance. In relation to fouls, the Grizzlies ended up with 18 while the Suns recorded 17 fouls.
Dillon Brooks is one player who came through for the game. He ended up walking away with 30 points on 11 out of 28 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds. Brooks finished shooting 39.3% from the floor and dished out 7 assists.
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Memphis heads into this one with a record of 55-23 on the campaign. They are turning it over 13.2 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Memphis is pulling down 49.4 boards per game and has accounted for 2,007 assists on the year, which is 8th in basketball in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (888 of 2,538) and 73.4% from the free throw line. They average 115.4 points per game (2nd in the league) while hitting 46.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.7 fouls. They rank 16th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,940 surrendered on the year. The Grizzlies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (3,126 of 6,903) and they surrender 42.8 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 12th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Jazz went home defeated by a final of 111-107 against the Warriors. In regard to cleaning up the glass, Utah permitted Golden State to collect 35 overall (6 on the offensive side). They finished 41.7% from downtown by connecting on 20 of 48 and finished the contest at 11 of 12 at the free throw line (91.7%). The Jazz permitted the Warriors to convert 40 out of their 84 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.6% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Jazz ended up shooting 38 out of 89 from the floor which had them at 42.7%. In relation to three-point shots, Utah made 15 of their 46 tries (32.6%). They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a clip of 72.7%. The Warriors were called for 11 personal fouls for this game which got the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Jazz earned 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup.
Mike Conley pitched in for the Jazz for the game. Conley had 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 8 assists in the matchup. He converted 10 of 18 for the contest for a rate of 55.6%, and had 5 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 46-32 so far this year. The Jazz have committed 19.0 fouls per contest and they go 77.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.3 times per contest (28th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest. Utah has earned 8,842 pts for the campaign (113.4 per game) and they pull in 45.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Jazz are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which ranks them 5th in basketball.
The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the league in PPG given up with 107.9. They are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the floor (10th in the NBA). The Utah defense concedes 35.0% on 3-point shots (950 of 2,716) and their opponents are converting on 75.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 23.3 dimes and 41.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 5th and 1st in basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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