Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/21/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
The Utah Jazz (44-26) are traveling to Barclays Center on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Brooklyn Nets (37-34).
The Jazz took the court against the Clippers and earned the victory with a final of 121-92 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 18 while the Clippers accumulated 12 personal fouls. They also knocked down 11 out of their 35 attempts from downtown. Los Angeles finished the game at 90.5% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of 21 shots. On top of that, Los Angeles grabbed 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Los Angeles distributed 43 dimes and had 23 steals for the matchup. In reference to the defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 36.0% from the field on 31 out of 86 shooting. They also distributed 30 assists in the matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 59 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Jazz made 11 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 78.6%. Utah walked away from the game having earned a 48.5% FG percentage (47 of 97) and made 16 out of their 44 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Rudy Gobert is a player who had an impact for this contest. He ended up with 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 27 minutes and snagged 16 boards. Gobert walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the field and dished out 2 assists.
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Utah heads into this contest with a record of 44-26 for the year. They have an average of 114.1 points per contest (6th in the NBA) while going 47.2% from the field. The Jazz are connecting on 36.5% on shots from downtown (1,035 of 2,837) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is snagging 46.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,579 assists this year, which has them ranked 26th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.1 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz have forced 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 5th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,612 relinquished this year. The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (2,832 of 6,287) and they surrender 41.8 boards per game as a group. They give up 34.2% from beyond the arc while they are 9th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (107.4).
In their last game, the Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 128-123 when they faced the Trail Blazers. With respect to how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn allowed Portland to pull down 20 overall (17 offensive). They went 37.1% from distance by connecting on 13 of 35 and ended up shooting 14 out of 24 from the charity stripe (58.3%). The Nets permitted the Trail Blazers to bury 48 out of 96 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Nets went 45 out of 77 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.4%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Brooklyn made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to knock down 28 of the free throw tries for a clip of 84.8%. The Trail Blazers were called for 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 33 shots. They also coughed up the ball 21 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Nets collected 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this matchup.
Kevin Durant ended up being a factor for the Nets for the game. Durant totaled 38 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes for the game. He knocked down 11 of 15 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 73.3%, and added 6 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 37-34 this year. As an offensive unit, the Nets are hitting on 47.3% from the floor, which is 4th in the league. Brooklyn has scored 7,960 points for the campaign (112.1 per contest) and they pull down 44.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per game (10th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per contest. The Nets have committed 20.2 fouls per contest and they go 80.0% from the charity stripe.
The Nets are ranked 19th in the league in PPG given up with 111.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Brooklyn defense allows 34.2% on shots from distance (874 of 2,557) and their opponents are knocking down 79.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.1 dimes and 44.2 rebounds per game, ranking them 12th and 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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