Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 1/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: NBA TV
The Phoenix Suns (36-9) host the Utah Jazz (30-16) at Footprint Center on Monday.
The Jazz played the Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 111-101 in their last game. Utah walked away from the contest having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (36 out of 79) and buried 10 of their 31 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Jazz made 29 of their 34 attempts for a rate of 85.3%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned 44 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists in the game in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With regard to defending, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 43.7% from the floor on 38 out of 87 shooting. Detroit earned 40 dimes and had 22 steals for the game. On top of that, Detroit snagged 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Detroit ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 16 attempts. They knocked down 13 out of their 32 tries from long range. When discussing fouls, the Jazz finished with 21 while the Pistons racked up 10 fouls.
Rudy Gobert is a player who was a major factor for the game. He walked away with 24 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He played 32 mins and also totaled 14 boards. Gobert ended up shooting 72.7% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Utah comes into this one with a win-loss record of 30-16 on the year. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Utah is pulling in 46.5 rebounds per contest and has tallied 1,027 assists on the year, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz are connecting on 36.3% on 3-pointers (679 of 1,873) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.7 points per contest (1st in basketball) while shooting 47.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Jazz are able to force 11.9 turnovers every game and they draw 20.5 fouls. They are conceding 34.1% on shots from downtown and they are 12th in the league in PPG from their opponents (107.4). The Jazz defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.8% (1,873 of 4,180) and they concede 42.0 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 10th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,061 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 113-103 against the Pacers. When discussing team rebounding, Phoenix allowed Indiana to get 32 in all (12 on the offensive side). They shot 34.5% from distance by hitting 10 out of 29 and finished the contest at 19 out of 27 from the free throw line (70.4%). The Suns allowed the Pacers to convert 37 of 84 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.0% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Suns finished the game shooting 47 for 96 from the field which had them at 49.0%. In reference to three-point attempts, Phoenix knocked down 7 of their 25 tries (28.0%). They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.7%. The Pacers earned 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 11 steals in the game. The Suns recorded 37 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 51 in this contest.
Chris Paul ended up having an impact for the Suns in the matchup. Paul racked up 18 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and had 16 dimes for this contest. He made 8 of 11 for this game for a rate of 72.7%, and had 4 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 36-9 on the campaign. As an offense, the Suns are shooting 47.6% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the league. Phoenix has scored 5,061 points for the season (112.5 per contest) and they pull in 46.0 boards per game. They are getting an assist 26.4 times per contest (5th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Suns have committed 19.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 80.5% from the free throw line.
The Phoenix defense gives up 32.7% on shots from distance (502 of 1,537) and opponents are knocking down 74.6% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.4 dimes and 45.5 boards per game, which is 3rd and 20th in the league. The Suns on defense are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 104.5. They are forcing 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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