Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 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 Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 8 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 23-19. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 112.2 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 21-21 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 107.8 points per game and surrender 105.5, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-23-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-25-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-20-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 21-20-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/08/19 PG Ricky Rubio Thigh is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma averages 18.8 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Rudy Gobert averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Utah is 22nd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Lakers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 7th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -8
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