Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 11/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Los Angeles Clippers are hosting the Utah Jazz at Crypto.com Arena on Monday.
The Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Trail Blazers and took home the win by a score of 118-113 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 20 and the Trail Blazers accumulated 22 fouls. They also converted 13 out of their 42 attempts from three-point range. Portland finished the contest at 81.5% when shooting free throws by making 22 of 27 shots. Additionally, Portland collected 43 boards (10 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Portland dished out 27 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. When talking about defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 47.0% from the field on 39 out of 83 shooting. They also recorded 23 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected 42 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz made 20 of their 23 tries for a rate of 87.0%. Utah wrapped up the contest with a 46.2% field goal percentage (42 out of 91) and knocked down 14 of 39 three-point shots.
Malik Beasley is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He accounted for 29 points on 10 out of 18 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and also totaled 3 boards. Beasley ended up shooting 55.6% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Utah will enter this game with a record of 12-6 for the season. They turn it over 15.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 44.4 boards per contest and has 500 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 1st in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are connecting on 37.3% on three-point attempts (265 of 710) and 77.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 117.6 points per outing (3rd in the NBA) while going 47.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are relinquishing 32.4% from beyond the arc while they are 17th in basketball in opponents PPG (114.2). The Jazz defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (770 of 1,627) and they concede 44.2 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 15th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 396 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 119-97 against the Spurs. In reference to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted San Antonio to pull down 43 in total (15 on the offensive glass). They went 26.9% from 3-point land by shooting 7 of 26 and finished the contest at 18 out of 21 at the charity stripe (85.7%). The Clippers permitted the Spurs to convert 36 out of 87 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.4% in the matchup. Overall, the Clippers went 44 for 81 from the floor which had them shooting 54.3%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Los Angeles buried 21 of 40 tries (52.5%). They were able to bury 10 of those for a percentage of 52.6%. The Spurs committed 13 personal fouls in the game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Clippers recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest.
Norman Powell ended up being a factor for the Clippers in the matchup. Powell accumulated 26 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 2 assists in this contest. He buried 10 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accumulated 1 rebound.
Los Angeles has a record of 10-7 so far this season. The Clippers commit 20.8 fouls every game and they go 74.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.2 times per game (26th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.2 times per contest. Los Angeles has scored 1,789 points for the year (105.2 per game) and they collect 42.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league.
The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points allowed per game with 105.4. They are able to force 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the floor (1st in the league). The Los Angeles defense allows 33.9% on 3-point attempts (201 of 593) and their opposition makes 73.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 22.8 assists and 43.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 5th and 13th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah
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