New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 12/13/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
The Utah Jazz will go up against the New Orleans Pelicans at Vivint Arena on Tuesday.
The Pelicans took the court against the Suns and notched a win by a score of 129-124 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Pelicans ended up walking away with 26 while the Suns finished the game with 24 fouls. They made 13 of their 38 shots from distance. Phoenix finished the contest at 76.5% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 17 attempts. In addition, Phoenix snagged 42 rebounds (19 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Phoenix earned 34 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. With respect to defending, New Orleans allowed 46.7% from the floor on 49 out of 105 shooting. They also dished out 31 assists for the contest as well as forcing 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 43 with 7 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 21 of their 28 shots for a rate of 75.0%. New Orleans ended the game having earned a 58.1% FG percentage (50 of 86) and converted 8 of their 25 3-point attempts.
Zion Williamson is someone who was a factor in this contest. Williamson finished the game at 66.7% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. He saw the court for 42 mins and also snagged 8 boards. He recorded 35 points on 14 of 21 shooting.
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New Orleans will play this game with a mark of 18-8 on the year. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 45.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 703 assists so far this season, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Pelicans are hitting 36.8% on shots from downtown (289 of 786) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 117.6 pts per game (3rd in the league) while shooting 48.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 16.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 661 relinquished on the campaign. The Pelicans are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.1% (1,064 of 2,309) and they concede 41.8 boards per game as a team. They give up 33.5% on 3-pointers and they rank 9th in the league in PPG allowed (110.6).
The last time they took the court, the Jazz walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-110 against the Nuggets. Regarding rebounds, Utah permitted Denver to collect 39 in total (6 offensive). They went 30.8% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 16 from the charity stripe (81.3%). The Jazz allowed the Nuggets to make 47 of their 86 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 54.7% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Jazz finished the game shooting 39 for 85 from the field which had them at 45.9%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Utah converted 15 out of their 41 tries (36.6%). They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.0%. The Nuggets were called for 17 fouls in this game which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 21 attempts. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Jazz collected 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in this game.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker ended up being a factor for the Jazz in this contest. Alexander-Walker accumulated 27 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in the game. He made 9 out of 16 for the contest giving him a rate of 56.3%, and had 3 rebounds.
Utah has a mark of 15-14 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Jazz are connecting on 47.7% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. Utah has accounted for 3,401 points for the campaign (117.3 per contest) and they collect 43.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 26.6 times per contest (9th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.8 times per contest. The Jazz commit 21.3 fouls per game and they shoot 77.8% from the charity stripe.
The Jazz defensively are ranked 22nd in the league in points given up per game with 115.9. They are forcing 14.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.6% from the floor (21st in the NBA). The Utah defense surrenders 34.0% from downtown (302 of 888) and opponents are making 78.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 23.0 dimes and 43.8 rebounds every game, which is 4th and 17th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah and under the total points
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