Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 106.2 points per contest while giving up 109.1 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 10-7. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 116.2 points per contest and give up 114.8, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 12-6-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/21/18 G Josh Hart Ankle left last game, is questionable Friday vs Utah
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Joe Ingles comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Donovan Mitchell averages 21.6 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 16.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. LeBron James averages 28.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Lakers are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Lakers surrender 114.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game last season.
The Jazz are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Lakers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +2
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