Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 3/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans (26-36) are hosting the Utah Jazz (39-22) at Smoothie King Center on Friday.
The Jazz faced the Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 132-127 in their last contest. Utah finished the game with a 54.3% field goal percentage (50 of 92) and knocked down 15 of their 42 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz knocked down 17 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 70.8%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 49 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 32 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 12 steals. When talking about the defense, Utah let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 43 of 86 shooting. Houston recorded 35 dimes and had 27 steals for the contest. In addition, Houston totaled 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Houston finished the game at 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of their 30 attempts. They also converted 21 of their 51 attempts from three-point range. When talking about fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 24 and the Rockets accumulated 16 fouls.
Rudy Gobert is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He accumulated 27 points on 12 of 14 shooting. He played for 38 mins played and also snagged 17 rebounds. Gobert finished the game shooting 85.7% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Utah steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 39-22 on the season. They are averaging 114.1 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while hitting 47.5% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (891 of 2,455) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Utah is pulling down 46.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,372 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.9 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are 5th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,411 surrendered so far this season. The Jazz defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.3% (2,480 of 5,479) and they concede 41.6 boards per contest as a team. They give up 34.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 10th in basketball in opponents PPG (107.4).
The last time they took the court, the Pelicans walked away with a victory by a final of 125-95 against the Kings. The Pelicans snagged 43 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Kings earned 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, New Orleans knocked down 11 of 29 attempts (37.9%). Overall, the Pelicans finished shooting 52 out of 88 from the floor which had them at 59.1%. The Pelicans permitted the Kings to convert 35 out of 89 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 39.3% in this game. They finished 22.9% from three-point range by hitting 8 of 35 and ended up going 17 out of 25 from the free throw line (68.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, New Orleans permitted Sacramento to snag 26 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Brandon Ingram ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans for the contest. Ingram recorded 33 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 6 assists for this game. He knocked down 15 out of 19 for this game for a field goal rate of 78.9%, and had 5 rebounds.
New Orleans has a mark of 26-36 for the campaign. As an offense, the Pelicans are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. New Orleans has earned 6,639 pts on the campaign (107.1 per game) and they collect 45.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.8 times per game (10th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls every game and they connect on 79.2% from the free throw line.
The New Orleans defense gives up 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (787 of 2,196) and opponents are making 78.3% of their free throw shots. They surrender 23.7 assists and 42.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 11th and 3rd in the league. The Pelicans on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the NBA in points given up per game with 109.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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