Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 12/28/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The Golden State Warriors will compete against the Utah Jazz at Chase Center on Wednesday.
The Jazz played the Spurs and took a loss by a score of 126-122 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Jazz finished with 22 while the Spurs finished the game with 25 fouls. They also made 6 of 18 tries from three-point range. San Antonio finished shooting 70.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of their 34 tries. In addition, San Antonio grabbed 41 rebounds (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 blocks. San Antonio earned 27 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. In terms of defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 55.2% from the floor on 48 out of 87 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 45 with 16 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 31 of their 37 tries for a rate of 83.8%. Utah wrapped up the contest having earned a 40.2% field goal percentage (39 out of 97) and knocked down 13 of their 43 3-point attempts.
Lauri Markkanen is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He was able to score 32 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also collected 12 boards. Markkanen walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Utah enters this contest with a record of 19-17 this year. They have an average of 117.2 pts per game (4th in the NBA) while going 47.2% from the field. The Jazz are hitting 37.0% on shots from downtown (531 of 1,436) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Utah is grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game and has 933 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 21.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Jazz are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 23rd in the NBA in points per game allowed (116.2). The Jazz defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.3% (1,560 of 3,228) and they surrender 43.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 13th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 839 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Warriors got the win with a final of 123-109 when they faced the Grizzlies. In the matter of rebounding, Golden State allowed Memphis to snag 44 in total (9 on the offensive side). They shot 23.1% from 3-point land by hitting 9 of 39 and finished the contest at 22 of 30 at the free throw line (73.3%). The Warriors allowed the Grizzlies to make 39 of 94 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 41.5% for the game. When all was said and done, the Warriors finished shooting 43 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3%. In reference to 3-pointers, Golden State converted 18 of 44 attempts (40.9%). They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.1%. The Grizzlies committed 23 personal fouls in the game which got the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 26 shots. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Warriors pulled down 42 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 51 in the matchup.
Jordan Poole was important for the Warriors in the matchup. Poole scored 32 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for this contest. He knocked down 11 out of 25 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 44.0%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Golden State has a mark of 16-18 so far this year. The Warriors commit 21.9 fouls every game and they shoot 79.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 29.4 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they are turning it over 17.1 times per game. Golden State has accounted for 3,967 points on the campaign (116.7 per contest) and they grab 42.7 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Warriors are connecting on 47.7% from the field, which ranks them 11th in the league.
The Golden State defense concedes 35.9% on three-point shots (443 of 1,235) and opponents are knocking down 78.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.4 dimes and 43.9 total boards per game, which is 18th and 21st in the league. The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 26th in the league in points allowed per contest with 117.6. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State
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