Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors (18-17) will play the Utah Jazz (28-10) at Scotiabank Arena on Friday.
The Jazz faced the Nuggets and notched a win by a score of 115-109 in their last game. Utah ended the game having earned a 46.7% field goal percentage (43 out of 92) and converted 14 out of their 41 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Jazz made 15 of their 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 44 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 22 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 47.7% from the floor on 42 of 88 shooting. Denver recorded 42 dimes and had 27 steals for this game. Moreover, Denver pulled down 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Denver ended up going 93.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 15 shots. They also knocked down 11 out of their 36 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Jazz finished with 18 and the Nuggets had 12 personal fouls.
Bojan Bogdanovic is a player who had an impact for the matchup. Bogdanovic finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and also recorded 4 dimes. He played for 40 mins played and also totaled 13 boards. He was able to score 36 points on 12 of 20 shooting.
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Utah comes into this one with a record of 28-10 on the season. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 47.3 boards per game and has earned 855 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing. The Jazz are shooting 36.6% on shots from distance (573 of 1,566) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 116.0 points per game (1st in the league) while hitting 47.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They are 7th in basketball in giving up assists with 854 surrendered so far this season. The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.3% (1,534 of 3,462) and they concede 41.8 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (106.2).
In their last game, the Raptors walked away with a victory by a final of 117-111 against the Bucks. The Raptors snagged 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 9 steals in this game. The Bucks committed 18 personal fouls for this contest which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.0%. With respect to shots from distance, Toronto converted 16 out of their 36 tries (44.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Raptors went 42 out of 89 from the field which had them at 47.2%. The Raptors permitted the Bucks to knock down 38 of 85 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.7% for the matchup. They finished 43.6% from distance by going 17 of 39 and finished the game at 18 of 26 at the free throw line (69.2%). In regard to attacking the glass, Toronto allowed Milwaukee to collect 36 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Pascal Siakam was important for the Raptors in this matchup. Siakam scored 33 points in his 42 minutes of playing time and earned 6 assists for this game. He converted 13 of 23 for this contest for a rate of 56.5%, and had 5 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 18-17 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Raptors are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in basketball. Toronto has scored 3,775 pts on the season (107.9 per contest) and they grab 44.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 21.9 times per game (26th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.7 times per game. The Raptors are committing 19.9 personal fouls per game and they connect on 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Toronto defense gives up 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc (446 of 1,237) and opponents are knocking down 79.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 24.3 assists and 44.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 19th and 13th in the league. The Raptors are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG given up with 106.8. They have forced 16.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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