Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -6
Alex Caruso and the Los Angeles Lakers (50-15, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to The Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (42-24, 2nd in the Northwest Division). Utah opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 219.
The Lakers cover 54.7% of the time, having gone 35-29-1 ATS. Utah is covering the spread 48.4% of the time, going 31-33-2 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
07/12/20 PG Rajon Rondo Thumb is out 6-8 weeks
06/28/20 SG Avery Bradley Personal is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
06/28/20 SF Bojan Bogdanovic Wrist is out for season
Alex Caruso comes into this game averaging 5.6 points per contest while playing 18.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Kyle Kuzma averages 12.6 points per contest in 24.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Mike Conley scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Joe Ingles averages 9.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 113.8 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 106.8 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 19th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.86. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 22.0. The Jazz are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Jazz give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.1 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Utah is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Jazz are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 11th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +6
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