Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
The Cleveland Cavaliers are en route to Vivint Arena on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Utah Jazz.
The Cavaliers faced off with the Suns and went home with a win by a final score of 112-98 in their last contest. Cleveland walked away from the game with a 57.7% field goal percentage (45 of 78) and converted 11 out of their 29 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 11 of 17 shots for a rate of 64.7%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 39 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 29 dimes in the game as well as creating 16 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Concerning defense, Cleveland allowed 44.0% from the field on 37 out of 84 shooting. Phoenix distributed 22 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. On top of that, Phoenix snagged 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Phoenix ended up going 90.9% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of 11 shots. They converted 14 out of their 26 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up with 12 while the Suns recorded 14 personal fouls.
Darius Garland is one guy who came through for the matchup. Garland finished the game at 47.1% from the field and also distributed 7 assists. He saw the court for 35 mins and also snagged 2 rebounds. He finished with 22 points on 8 out of 17 shooting.
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Cleveland heads into this game with a mark of 26-15 this year. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is grabbing 42.7 boards per game and has tallied 970 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are shooting 36.5% on three-point shots (476 of 1,303) and 77.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.5 pts per game (25th in basketball) while connecting on 48.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 21.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists with 934 conceded this season. The Cavaliers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.2% (1,595 of 3,451) and they surrender 40.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are conceding 37.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 1st in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (106.6).
The last time they took the court, the Jazz took a defeat with a final score of 123-118 when they played the Grizzlies. Concerning rebounding, Utah allowed Memphis to collect 39 in all (13 offensive). They went 39.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 15 of 38 and ended up shooting 16 out of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). The Jazz allowed the Grizzlies to convert 46 out of 102 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.1% for the matchup. In all, the Jazz went 45 for 88 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.1%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Utah converted 10 of their 32 tries (31.3%). They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.8%. The Grizzlies were called for 19 fouls for the game which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They coughed it up 20 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Jazz corralled 38 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 46 for the matchup.
Lauri Markkanen was important for the Jazz for the game. He converted 8 of 18 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 8 rebounds. Markkanen totaled 21 points in his 29 mins of playing time and earned 1 assist for the contest.
Utah has a win-loss record of 20-23 for the campaign. The Jazz commit 21.1 fouls per contest and they go 78.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.3 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.2 times per contest. Utah has totaled 5,055 points on the season (117.6 per contest) and they grab 43.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Jazz are hitting on 47.3% from the floor, which is 14th in basketball.
The Utah defense gives up 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (466 of 1,327) and opponents are making 78.4% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 23.7 assists and 43.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 6th and 18th in the league. The Jazz on defense are ranked 24th in the league in PPG given up with 116.9. They are able to force 14.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.4% from the floor (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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