Monday, March 28, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, March 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 15-57 and a road record of 5-31. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. Los Angeles is 2-12 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 7-38. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 36-37 and a home record of 22-13. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 96.4, good for a point differential of 1.1. Utah has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 20-23. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Los Angeles averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Utah averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 25th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz score 98.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 91 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 91.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-39-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-39-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 36-35-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-43-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/27/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Washington
03/26/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Ankle injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Washington
03/26/16 F Ryan Kelly Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Washington
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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