Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBA TV
Vivint Arena is the site where the Utah Jazz (48-32) will take on the Phoenix Suns (63-17) on Friday.
The Suns faced off with the Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 113-109 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Suns ended up with 26 and the Clippers accounted for 16 fouls. They converted 12 of 34 attempts from long range. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 79.5% at the free throw line by making 35 of their 44 tries. Additionally, Los Angeles pulled down 46 rebounds (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Los Angeles earned 55 assists and had 20 steals for this game. With regard to defense, Phoenix allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0% from the field on 33 out of 75 shooting. They also doled out 29 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 54 with 18 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Suns made 8 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Phoenix ended the game with a 38.9% field goal percentage (42 of 108) and converted 17 of their 48 3-point attempts.
Ish Wainright is someone who had an impact in the matchup. Wainright walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. He saw the court for 25 minutes and also totaled 8 rebounds. He had 20 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Phoenix enters this one with a record of 63-17 for the year. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 45.2 rebounds per game and has 2,190 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Suns are shooting 36.5% on shots from downtown (931 of 2,550) and 79.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.0 pts per game (4th in the league) while hitting 48.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are giving up 33.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 9th in the league in PPG allowed (107.3). The Suns defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (3,141 of 7,079) and they concede 44.5 boards per contest as a group. They are 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,829 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Jazz walked away with a victory by a final of 137-101 when they played the Thunder. When talking about how they rebounded, Utah permitted Oklahoma City to get 21 in total (11 offensive). They wrapped up this game 43.2% from three-point range by shooting 16 out of 37 and ended up shooting 11 of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Jazz allowed the Thunder to convert 37 out of 90 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.1% for this game. When the game finished, the Jazz ended up shooting 49 for 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.3%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Utah made 15 out of their 36 attempts (41.7%). They were able to convert 24 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. The Thunder were called for 10 fouls in the game which took the Jazz to the free throw line for 32 attempts. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Jazz were able to collect 39 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 55 for this contest.
Rudy Gobert ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz for the game. Gobert accumulated 20 points in his 26 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist in this game. He made 9 of 9 for this game giving him a rate of 100.0%, and had 10 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 48-32 on the campaign. The Jazz commit 18.9 fouls per game and they go 76.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.4 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game. Utah has totaled 9,100 points on the season (113.8 per contest) and they grab 46.2 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz are shooting 47.2% from the field, which ranks 5th in the NBA.
The Utah defense gives up 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (979 of 2,784) and their opponents are connecting on 75.7% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.4 assists and 41.6 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 5th and 2nd in basketball. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 107.9. They are forcing their opponents into 11.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (10th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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