Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 190.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 9-32 and a road record of 4-20. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9 as they are averaging 96.7 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 17-22 and a home record of 11-9. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 96.2 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Rodney Hood averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Los Angeles averages 96.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Utah averages 96.2 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 20th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-22-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-23-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-18-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-24-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/15/16 F Brandon Bass Foot "?" Saturday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/15/16 C Rudy Gobert Knee probable Saturday vs. LA Lakers
01/15/16 F Trevor Booker Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. LA Lakers
01/13/16 F Derrick Favors Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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