Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 11/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
The Phoenix Suns are headed to Vivint Arena on Friday where they will compete against the Utah Jazz.
The Suns faced off with the Heat and took a loss by a final of 113-112 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Suns walked away with 22 while the Heat recorded 10 personal fouls. They converted 15 out of their 33 attempts from 3-point land. Miami went 88.0% at the charity stripe by making 22 of 25 attempts. In addition, Miami grabbed 42 rebounds (17 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Miami distributed 23 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Pertaining to defending, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 45.8% from the field on 38 of 83 shooting. They also dished out 22 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 20 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Suns made 2 of 4 shots for a rate of 50.0%. Phoenix wrapped up the game with a 48.5% field goal percentage (48 out of 99) and made 14 of 36 shots from beyond the arc.
Devin Booker is a player who was a contributor in the game. He ended up walking away with 25 points on 11 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 42 minutes and collected 8 rebounds. Booker walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and distributed 5 dimes.
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Phoenix comes into this matchup with a record of 8-5 on the season. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.5 fouls every game. As a team, Phoenix is grabbing 41.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 351 dimes on the year, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Suns are shooting 36.6% on 3-point shots (158 of 432) and 82.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.5 points per game (14th in the NBA) while shooting 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Suns have forced 16.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. They surrender 37.6% from 3-point land and they rank 1st in the league in points per game from their opponents (106.1). The Suns defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.2% (487 of 1,077) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 2nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 288 surrendered for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Jazz took a loss by a final score of 118-111 when they played the Knicks. In reference to attacking the glass, Utah permitted New York to grab 43 in all (13 offensive). They went 34.4% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 32 and ended up going 19 out of 25 at the charity stripe (76.0%). The Jazz permitted the Knicks to knock down 44 of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.3% in this matchup. In all, the Jazz ended up shooting 36 out of 83 from the field which had them at 43.4%. When discussing shots from downtown, Utah converted 14 out of 43 tries (32.6%). They were able to convert 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. The Knicks were called for 25 fouls in the matchup which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Jazz recorded 34 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 49 for the contest.
Kelly Olynyk ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz for this contest. He converted 7 of 13 for this game for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and earned 11 rebounds. Olynyk accumulated 27 points in his 29 minutes on the court and had 2 assists for this game.
Utah has a record of 10-6 for the campaign. The Jazz are responsible for committing 21.8 fouls per game and they go 77.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 27.8 times per contest (6th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.1 times per contest. Utah has accumulated 1,865 points on the season (116.6 per contest) and they grab 45.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 19th in the NBA.
The Utah defense allows 32.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (159 of 487) and opponents are making 75.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 21.3 assists and 44.4 boards per game, which is ranked 2nd and 19th in the NBA. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 113.1. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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