Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 12/17/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Milwaukee Bucks will try to beat the Utah Jazz on Saturday.
The Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Pelicans and walked away with a win by a score of 121-100 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the contest with a 47.6% field goal percentage (49 of 103) and converted 15 of 47 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz knocked down 8 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 59 with 19 of them being offensive. They also recorded 31 assists in the game while forcing 17 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to defense, Utah let their opponent shoot 39.8% from the floor on 37 out of 93 shooting. New Orleans distributed 25 dimes and had 12 steals for the matchup. On top of that, New Orleans totaled 43 rebounds (15 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 10 blocks. New Orleans finished shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 22 of 33 tries. They knocked down 4 of their 27 tries from 3-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Jazz ended up with 23 and the Pelicans recorded 17 personal fouls.
Malik Beasley is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He walked away with 21 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins and also collected 2 boards. Beasley finished the game shooting 42.1% from the field and totaled 4 assists.
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Utah comes into this game with a win-loss record of 16-14 on the season. They are turning it over 16.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.4 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is grabbing 44.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 803 dimes on the season, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are shooting 37.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (438 of 1,184) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 117.4 points per game (4th in the NBA) on 47.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz are able to force 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 692 surrendered on the year. The Jazz are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% (1,287 of 2,719) and they relinquish 43.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 33.4% on three-point shots and they are 19th in the NBA in PPG allowed (115.3).
In their last game, the Bucks went home victorious with a score of 128-111 against the Warriors. The Bucks pulled down 43 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 55 in the game. They also turned the ball over 21 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Warriors earned 22 personal fouls in the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 32 shots. They were able to make 26 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. With regard to shots from downtown, Milwaukee knocked down 12 of their 29 tries (41.4%). Overall, the Bucks ended up shooting 45 for 82 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.9%. The Bucks allowed the Warriors to convert 38 out of 95 attempts from the field which had them at 40.0% in this matchup. They finished 40.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 20 of 50 and finished the contest at 15 out of 19 from the charity stripe (78.9%). Regarding rebounding, Milwaukee allowed Golden State to snag 37 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for this contest. He converted 9 out of 26 for the game for a rate of 34.6%, and had 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo earned 30 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 5 dimes for the matchup.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 20-7 on the season. The Bucks have committed 18.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.0 times per game (15th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per game. Milwaukee has accumulated 3,041 points on the year (112.6 per game) and they pull in 48.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are connecting on 45.9% from the field, which ranks 23rd in the league.
The Milwaukee defense gives up 34.5% from downtown (304 of 881) and their opposition knocks down 77.6% of their foul shots. They have conceded 21.4 dimes and 43.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 1st and 14th in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 107.6. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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