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Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/12/2024 Preview and Pick



Game: Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Location: Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT


The Golden State Warriors (25-25) are on their way to Delta Center on Monday where they will play the Utah Jazz (26-27).

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The Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Suns and notched a win by a score of 113-112 in their last game. Golden State finished having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (45 out of 101) and buried 17 out of their 41 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Warriors made 6 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 54.5%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 52 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 33 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In terms of defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 45.7% from the field on 43 of 94 shooting. Phoenix recorded 28 assists and had 9 steals in the game. Moreover, Phoenix pulled down 42 boards (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Phoenix shot 93.8% at the free throw line by converting 15 of 16 shots. They knocked down 11 of 34 attempts from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Warriors ended up finishing with 20 and the Suns totaled 13 personal fouls.

Stephen Curry is someone who had an impact in this matchup. Curry finished the contest at 45.5% from the field and also earned 6 assists. He played for 34 minutes played and also snagged 9 rebounds. He walked away with 30 points on 10 out of 22 shooting.

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Golden State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 25-25 this season. They are giving up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 46.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,429 dimes this year, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing. The Warriors are shooting 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (744 of 1,974) and 78.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 119.0 pts per game (6th in the NBA) while going 47.4% from the field.

On defense, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 20th in the NBA in opponents PPG (117.8). The Warriors defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.1% (2,136 of 4,536) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 6th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,308 relinquished so far this year.

When they last played, the Jazz went home defeated by a final of 129-115 against the Suns. The Jazz recorded 33 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards totaling 52 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Suns were called for 22 fouls in this contest which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 67.7%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Utah made 12 out of their 35 tries (34.3%). When the game finished, the Jazz shot 41 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 43.6%. The Jazz allowed the Suns to make 52 of 88 attempts from the field which had them shooting 59.1% for the game. They shot 48.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 14 out of 29 and ended up shooting 11 of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Utah permitted Phoenix to get 37 in total (5 on the offensive glass).

Lauri Markkanen ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 15 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 5 rebounds. Markkanen totaled 22 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist for this game.

Utah has a mark of 26-27 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Jazz are shooting 47.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 19th in the league. Utah has 6,244 points this season (117.8 per game) and they snag 46.7 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 28.4 times per contest (7th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 15.8 times per game. The Jazz commit 19.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 82.0% from the free throw line.

The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 119.9. They have forced 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.1% from the floor (20th in basketball). The Utah defense allows 38.5% on shots from 3-point land (754 of 1,958) and their opponents are converting on 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 29.2 dimes and 41.8 rebounds per contest, which is 29th and 6th in the NBA.

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Utah

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