Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 11/26/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Footprint Center is where the Phoenix Suns will take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday.
The Jazz faced off with the Pistons and took a loss by a final of 125-116 in their last contest. Utah finished the game having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (41 of 83) and converted 18 out of their 41 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 16 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 38 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 31 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about defense, Utah allowed 49.4% from the floor on 44 out of 89 shooting. Detroit totaled 24 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Detroit grabbed 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 7 rejections. Detroit shot 92.6% at the free throw line by making 25 of 27 shots. They also made 12 out of their 24 tries from distance. In reference to fouls, the Jazz ended up walking away with 21 and the Pistons racked up 20 fouls.
Malik Beasley is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 29 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins played and also totaled 11 boards. Beasley finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes.
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Utah will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-8 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 21.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Utah is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 553 assists on the year, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Jazz are shooting 37.4% from downtown (295 of 789) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 117.4 pts per contest (4th in basketball) on 47.0% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.9 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.3% from beyond the arc while they are 24th in basketball in PPG allowed (115.1). The Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.6% (861 of 1,807) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists with 446 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Suns went home victorious with a score of 115-105 against the Lakers. The Suns collected 41 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Lakers had 12 fouls for the contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for 5 attempts. They were able to make 3 of those for a rate of 60.0%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Phoenix buried 16 of 34 tries (47.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns finished shooting 48 out of 102 from the field which had them at 47.1%. The Suns allowed the Lakers to convert 36 out of 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.4% for the matchup. They finished shooting 18.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 4 out of 22 and ended up shooting 29 out of 35 at the charity stripe (82.9%). In relation to attacking the glass, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to snag 45 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Mikal Bridges ended up having an impact for the Suns in the matchup. Bridges had 25 points in his 41 minutes on the court and totaled 3 assists for this game. He converted 10 out of 17 in the game giving him a rate of 58.8%, and tallied 6 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 11-6 so far this year. The Suns have committed 21.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 82.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.7 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. Phoenix has 1,956 points so far this year (115.1 per game) and they average 43.1 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Suns are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Phoenix defense allows 37.6% from downtown (195 of 519) and opponents are connecting on 79.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 22.9 dimes and 42.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 5th and 9th in the NBA. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in PPG given up with 107.8. They are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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