Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/18/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
The Utah Jazz host the Los Angeles Clippers at Vivint Arena on Wednesday.
The Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 121-100 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 52.3% field goal percentage (46 of 88) and made 14 out of their 32 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Clippers buried 15 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled 44 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 21 dimes in this matchup while forcing the other team into 20 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In reference to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 45.2% from the floor on 38 out of 84 shooting. Houston totaled 22 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Houston snagged 39 boards (10 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Houston ended up shooting 73.9% from the free throw line by making 17 of their 23 attempts. They buried 7 out of their 31 attempts from three-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Clippers ended up with 16 while the Rockets totaled 17 personal fouls.
Terance Mann is a guy who played a role for the game. Mann ended up going 75.0% from the floor and also distributed 4 dimes. He played 41 mins and collected 6 rebounds. He ended up scoring 31 points on 12 out of 16 shooting.
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Los Angeles will enter this game with a record of 23-22 this season. They have an average of 109.4 points per contest (29th in the league) on 46.2% from the field. The Clippers are hitting 37.0% on shots from downtown (556 of 1,504) and 76.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling in 44.2 boards per game and has tallied 1,024 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 25th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They rank 9th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,084 conceded on the campaign. The Clippers are allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (1,824 of 3,952) and they surrender 43.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 34.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 3rd in the NBA in PPG allowed (109.9).
In their last game, the Jazz walked away with a victory by a final of 126-125 when they played the Timberwolves. The Jazz were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 50 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, but couldn't earn a steal. The Timberwolves committed 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of them for a percentage of 82.1%. In relation to shots from downtown, Utah buried 13 of 34 tries (38.2%). Overall, the Jazz finished shooting 45 out of 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.6%. The Jazz permitted the Timberwolves to bury 46 of 101 attempts from the field which had them at 45.5% for the game. They shot 43.9% from three-point range by connecting on 18 out of 41 and finished the game at 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Utah permitted Minnesota to grab 41 overall (16 offensive).
Jordan Clarkson ended up being a factor for the Jazz for the contest. He converted 6 of 16 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and had 1 rebound. Clarkson tallied 21 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest.
Utah has a mark of 23-24 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jazz are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Utah has accounted for 5,526 points so far this year (117.6 per game) and they snag 44.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.8 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 15.4 times per game. The Jazz are responsible for committing 20.8 personal fouls per game and they go 78.8% from the charity stripe.
The Jazz on defense are ranked 23rd in basketball in points given up per game with 116.9. They are forcing 13.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.1% from the floor (25th in the league). The Utah defense gives up 35.5% on shots from distance (525 of 1,480) and opponents are making 78.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 23.6 assists and 43.3 boards every game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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