Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/25/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is the location where the Charlotte Hornets (37-36) will attempt to beat the Utah Jazz (45-28) on Friday.
The Jazz faced off with the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 125-97 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 14 and the Celtics had 12 personal fouls. They also buried 19 of 36 attempts from downtown. Boston finished shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by making 6 of their 7 tries. On top of that, Boston collected 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 1 block. Boston totaled 39 dimes and had 37 steals in this matchup. In terms of the defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 59.5% from the field on 50 out of 84 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 10 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned a total of 40 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 19 of their 21 tries for a rate of 90.5%. Utah walked away from the contest with a 39.8% field goal percentage (35 out of 88) and buried 8 of their 36 shots from distance.
Donovan Mitchell is a player who had an impact in this matchup. He ended up with 37 points on 13 of 24 shooting. He played 35 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. Mitchell finished 54.2% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Utah will play this contest with a mark of 45-28 on the campaign. They average 113.7 pts per contest (6th in the league) while going 47.1% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (1,074 of 2,958) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is pulling in 46.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,626 dimes on the year, which is 27th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Jazz have forced 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,700 surrendered so far this year. The Jazz defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (2,958 of 6,537) and they relinquish 41.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 34.6% from beyond the arc while they are 10th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.6).
In their last game, the Hornets took a loss by a score of 121-106 when they faced the Knicks. The Hornets collected 31 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in this game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Knicks were called for 7 fouls for the game which took the Hornets to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of them for a rate of 52.9%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Charlotte knocked down 13 of their 46 attempts (28.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets shot 42 out of 89 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.2%. The Hornets allowed the Knicks to convert 43 out of their 83 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.8% for the game. They shot 44.4% from three-point range by connecting on 20 of 45 and finished the game at 15 of 17 at the charity stripe (88.2%). Regarding rebounding, Charlotte permitted New York to pull down 34 in all (6 on the offensive side).
LaMelo Ball ended up being important for the Hornets for the matchup. Ball had 32 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes in the game. He made 13 of 23 in this game for a rate of 56.5%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 37-36 for the season. The Hornets have committed 19.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.7% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 27.6 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. Charlotte has accounted for 8,383 points this season (114.8 per contest) and they grab 44.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 13th in the league.
The Hornets defensively are ranked 28th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.6. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (19th in the league). The Charlotte defense allows 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (1,016 of 2,832) and their opponents are connecting on 76.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 26.3 dimes and 47.5 total boards per game, which is 29th and 29th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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