Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Bally Sports OK
Vivint Arena is the location where the Utah Jazz (46-32) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (23-55) on Wednesday.
The Thunder faced the Suns and notched a win by a score of 117-96 in their last contest. Oklahoma City ended the game with a 49.4% field goal percentage (43 of 87) and made 17 of their 41 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Thunder converted 14 of 18 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 54 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 33 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of the defense, Oklahoma City allowed their opponent to shoot 41.6% from the floor on 37 of 89 shooting. Phoenix doled out 33 dimes and had 22 steals in this contest. On top of that, Phoenix snagged 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Phoenix went 88.2% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 17 attempts. They also converted 7 of their 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to fouls, the Thunder finished with 18 and the Suns recorded 11 fouls.
Olivier Sarr is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He notched 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 22 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. Sarr walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist.
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Oklahoma City heads into this contest with a record of 23-55 this season. They currently have an average of 104.1 points per outing (29th in the league) while hitting 43.0% from the field. The Thunder are connecting on 32.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (951 of 2,937) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oklahoma City is collecting 45.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,742 dimes on the campaign, which is 27th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.2 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Thunder are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They concede 35.1% on three-point shots and they are 15th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.3). The Thunder defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (3,219 of 7,075) and they concede 48.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 26th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 2,032 relinquished for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Jazz took a loss by a score of 111-107 when they played the Warriors. The Jazz pulled down 35 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 47 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Warriors committed 11 personal fouls for the contest which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a rate of 72.7%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Utah made 15 of 46 attempts (32.6%). When all was said and done, the Jazz went 38 for 89 from the field which had them shooting 42.7%. The Jazz permitted the Warriors to make 40 out of their 84 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 47.6% in the game. They finished 41.7% from distance by going 20 out of 48 and ended up going 11 of 12 from the free throw line (91.7%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Utah allowed Golden State to snag 35 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Mike Conley ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz for this game. He made 10 out of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 55.6%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Conley scored 26 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accounted for 8 dimes in the game.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 46-32 this season. The Jazz commit 19.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.3 times per contest (28th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. Utah has 8,842 points on the year (113.4 per game) and they collect 45.9 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Jazz on defense are ranked 10th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.9. They are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (10th in the league). The Utah defense concedes 35.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (950 of 2,716) and opponents are making 75.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 23.3 assists and 41.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 5th and 1st in the NBA.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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