Sunday, January 10, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 15-20 and a road record of 5-12. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 96.6 points per game while giving up 97.7 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 8-30 and a home record of 4-11. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -9.1.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Utah averages 96.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Lakers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-16-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 14-21-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-21-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-20-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/09/16 F Derrick Favors Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Miami
01/07/16 G Rodney Hood Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/09/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Utah
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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