Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/27/2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 12.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 32-41. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -2.2 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 113.8 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 44-30. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 110.9 points per contest and give up 106.0, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-44-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-44-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 39-32-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 35-38-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/25/19 G Josh Hart Knee is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Washington
03/24/19 F Mike Muscala Leg is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
03/24/19 SF Reggie Bullock Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/18/19 PG Dante Exum Knee is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. LeBron James averages 27.5 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.1 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Rudy Gobert averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Lakers allow 113.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 19th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Jazz surrender 106.0 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz were 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game last season.
The Lakers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 13th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league. The Jazz are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +12.5
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