Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks Against the Spread 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 49-30. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.5 as they average 111.4 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 36-44 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 111.9 points per game and surrender 113.7, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 42-35-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 37-42-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-46-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-48-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
04/05/19 G Kyle Korver Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
04/05/19 F Derrick Favors Back is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
04/05/19 PG Raul Neto Ankle is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
04/05/19 PG Ricky Rubio Foot left last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
03/18/19 PG Dante Exum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/05/19 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Utah
04/05/19 SF Reggie Bullock Neck is questionable Sunday vs Utah
03/30/19 SF LeBron James Groin is out for season
03/28/19 G Josh Hart Knee is out for season
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 67% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Javale McGee averages 11.8 points per game while playing 22.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 111.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 16th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Lakers surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game last season.
The Jazz are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league.
Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 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 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -10.5
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