Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 1/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, January 3, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The Utah Jazz (26-10) are traveling to Smoothie King Center on Monday where they will play the New Orleans Pelicans (13-23).
The Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Warriors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-116 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Jazz walked away with 21 while the Warriors accounted for 15 fouls. They converted 17 of 32 attempts from beyond the arc. Golden State went 66.7% from the free throw line by burying 14 of their 21 attempts. Furthermore, Golden State collected 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no blocks. Golden State totaled 40 dimes and had 39 steals in this matchup. In reference to the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 53.5% from the field on 46 of 86 shooting. They also dished out 19 dimes in the game as well as creating 2 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Jazz knocked down 22 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Utah ended the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (40 out of 92) and knocked down 14 of their 44 three-point shots.
Rudy Gobert is someone who came through in this contest. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 9 out of 10 shooting. He played 35 mins and also grabbed 19 boards. Gobert ended up going 90.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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Utah will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 26-10 on the year. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 47.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 811 dimes this season, which is 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Jazz are connecting on 36.3% on three-point attempts (540 of 1,486) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They average 116.0 points per game (1st in the league) while going 47.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 12.1 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 8th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 806 surrendered for the campaign. The Jazz are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (1,453 of 3,277) and they surrender 41.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 33.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 10th in the league in opponents PPG (106.2).
In their last game, the Pelicans took a defeat with a final score of 136-113 against the Bucks. The Pelicans recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 50 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 10 steals for the game. The Bucks earned 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Pelicans to the free throw line for 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 63.3%. In reference to three-point attempts, New Orleans buried 16 out of 51 attempts (31.4%). When the game finished, the Pelicans went 39 out of 95 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Pelicans permitted the Bucks to make 49 out of 92 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 53.3% in the game. They finished 47.9% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 23 of 48 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). Concerning rebounding, New Orleans allowed Milwaukee to pull down 44 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Jaxson Hayes was important for the Pelicans for this contest. Hayes racked up 23 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this game. He knocked down 9 of 12 in the game for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 13-23 on the campaign. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls every game while shooting 78.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.7 times per contest (10th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.9 times per contest. New Orleans has accumulated 3,790 points for the season (105.3 per contest) and they collect 46.7 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Pelicans are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which ranks 25th in the NBA.
The New Orleans defense gives up 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (463 of 1,261) and opponents are making 78.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.0 dimes and 42.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 14th and 6th in basketball. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG allowed with 110.2. They have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the floor (28th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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