Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, NBA

The Utah Jazz (8-10), 2-point underdogs, will travel to the Staples Center to meet the Los Angeles Lakers (10-7). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 220 points and it can be seen on NBATV at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers ATS Odds

Neither team was able to cover in their last contest. The Lakers (9-point favorites) beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-105, while the Jazz (9.5-point favorites) were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 119-110. The Los Angeles game finished 8 points under the projected point total of 222, while the Utah game went 7 points over the projected point total of 222.

The Lakers made 20 of their 28 free throws (71.4 percent) and held the Cavaliers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.446 (below their season average of 0.497). Utah, on the other hand, did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (22-31; 71.0 percent). Los Angeles’ LeBron James had a good game, putting up 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Donovan Mitchell fueled Utah with 35 points.

The Jazz dominated this series last year, securing victories in all three games. In the most recent contest, Utah won 112-97. Utah had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.584 vs. 0.425). Los Angeles, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.5 vs. 16.3). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Of the Jazz’s 18 games, 12 have gone over the total. Utah holds records of 8-10 straight up (SU) and 8-10 against the spread (ATS).

Contrary to Utah, games including the Lakers have a slight tendency to finish under the O/U total (52.9 percent). Additionally, Los Angeles is 10-7 SU and 6-11 ATS.

Ricky Rubio has taken his game to another level as of late for Utah, averaging 16 points,3.4 assists,2.4 steals over the last five games.

This game should be a showdown of opposite paces. Los Angeles prefers to play fast (second in possessions per game), while Utah is slower-paced (25th in possessions per game). ,

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Lakers, ATS Winner – Lakers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Los Angeles ranks second in fast break points per game (20.9) while Utah ranks 28th (10.4).
  • The Lakers average 18.6 points off turnovers per game, which ranks eighth in the NBA. The Jazz rank 25th in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.9).
  • Los Angeles averages 8.4 steals per game, which ranks eighth in the league. Utah ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (8.6).
  • Utah ranks 4 in three pointers allowed per game (28.055555555555557) while Los Angeles ranks 16 (31.647058823529413).
  • The Jazz average 47.8 points in the paint per game, which ranks 11th in the league. The Lakers rank 29th in points allowed in the paint per game (52.1).
  • The Jazz rank 3 in blocks allowed per game (4.222222222222222) while the Lakers rank 19 (5.647058823529412).
  • Utah ranks fifth in rebounds allowed per game (42.6) while Los Angeles ranks 23rd (46.9).
  • In games where they allow below 100 points, Utah is 3-1 and Los Angeles is 2-0.
  • The Jazz are 6-6 when they reach the century mark, while the Lakers are 10-7.
  • Los Angeles is 2-6 ATS at home, while Utah is 5-6 ATS on the road.
  • In 11 road games, the Jazz have 6 overs and 5 unders.
  • Of the Lakers’ 8 home games, they have 4 overs and 4 unders.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Lakers are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Jazz are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Los Angeles has 3 unders and 2 overs, while Utah has 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Lakers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.4, up from 1.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Jazz have scored an average of 95.4 points per game (10.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 111.4 points per game (2.3 above their season average).