Thursday, January 26, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 16-32. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 29-18. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 95.5, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Julius Randle averages 13.2 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Rudy Gobert averages 12.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Gordon Hayward averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Los Angeles averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Utah averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 13th with 13.7 per game. The Jazz allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 112.8. In terms of pace they average 97.9 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. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-21-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-26-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-25-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/21/17 PG D'Angelo Russell MCL expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Utah Jazz Injuries
01/16/17 G Rodney Hood Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -12.5
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