Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 9 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.5 as they are averaging 109.5 points per game while giving up 114.0 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 94.2 points per game and surrendering 96.4, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 0-4-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Lonzo Ball comes into this game averaging 11.5 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9 rebounds per contest and distributes 9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 32% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.8 points per contest in 20.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 1.3 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Rudy Gobert has scored 14.4 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 11.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Ricky Rubio averages 13.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 8.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 109.5 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 19.5 per game. The Lakers allow 114 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 29th in the NBA with 94.2 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 22.6. The Jazz are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 19. The Jazz give up 96.4 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.4 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.1, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 107.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Utah is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 20th in the league. The Jazz are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +9
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