Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Tips 12/4/2019
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -2
Bojan Bogdanovic and the Utah Jazz (12-9, 2nd in the Northwest Division) host the Los Angeles Lakers (17-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The spread on this matchup has Utah as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 211.5.
The Lakers are covering 55.0% of the time, having gone 11-9-0 ATS. Utah is covering 38.1% of the time, going 8-13-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/2/2019 Kyle Kuzma PF Ankle Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Anthony Davis PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
12/1/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/2/2019 Mike Conley PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
LeBron James comes into this game averaging 25.7 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Anthony Davis averages 26.1 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 9.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Bojan Bogdanovic scores 20.9 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 104.1 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 24th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.0. The Jazz are 7th in turnovers per contest with 16.1. The Jazz give up 105.1 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Jazz are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2
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