Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 189.5.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 40-41 and a road record of 16-24. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 95.8 per contest. Utah is 8-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-27. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 16-65 and a home record of 11-29. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 107, good for a point differential of -9.7. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-14 and a conference record of 7-44. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.4 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Utah averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 95.8 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 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 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 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 107 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 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 90.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Lakers score 96.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -20.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.5 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 101.5 and they have a defensive rating of 111.7. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 41-38-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 32-48-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-45-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 36-45-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
04/12/16 C Rudy Gobert Ankle left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/05/16 F Brandon Bass None out for season
04/05/16 G Louis Williams None out for season
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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