Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 4/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-5)
STAPLES Center is the site where and the Los Angeles Lakers (35-22) will take on the Utah Jazz (42-15) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Utah as 5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 216.
The Utah Jazz faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and took a loss by a score of 127-115 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the game with a 41.6% FG percentage (42 out of 101) and buried 23 of their 59 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 8 of their 8 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 37 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 31 dimes for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In relation to the defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 51.6% from the field on 48 out of 93 shooting. Los Angeles earned 26 assists and had 8 steals in this game. Moreover, Los Angeles collected 52 boards (11 offensive, 41 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Los Angeles finished 87.0% at the charity stripe by burying 20 of 23 tries. They buried 11 out of their 33 shots from three-point range.
Jordan Clarkson is someone who came through for the matchup. He left the arena with 27 points on 11 out of 27 shooting. He saw the court for 46:07 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. Clarkson walked away from this one shooting 40.7% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Jazz was Joe Ingles. He pulled down 3 rebounds in 39:23 minutes played on the night. He finished shooting 42.9% from the field in the game by going 6-of-14 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Ingles totaled 14 assists.
Utah enters this contest with a win-loss record of 42-15 for the year. They currently have an average of 117.0 pts per contest (3rd in basketball) while going 46.5% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 38.9% from downtown (962 of 2,471) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Utah is collecting 48.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,340 dimes on the campaign, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.9 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 11.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are ranked 3rd in the league in allowing assists with 1,266 conceded so far this season. The Jazz defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (651 of 1,105) and they concede 43.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 34.4% on 3-pointers and they are 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.9).
For their last game, the Los Angeles Lakers went home victorious with a score of 127-115 when they played the Utah Jazz. The Lakers corralled 41 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the contest. They turned it over 14 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Jazz earned 21 fouls for the game which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.0%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles converted 11 out of their 33 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Lakers finished shooting 48 out of 93 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.6%. The Lakers permitted the Jazz to bury 42 of 101 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.6% for the matchup. They went 39.0% from 3-point land via 23 out of 59 and ended up going 8 of 8 from the free throw line (100.0%). When it comes to team rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Utah to pull down 37 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Andre Drummond was important for the Lakers in this game. He buried 10 of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 8 rebounds. Drummond tallied 27 points in his 30:28 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Los Angeles was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He accumulated 2 assists in 41:00 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 8 out of 18 from the floor. Caldwell-Pope walked away from this one going 44.4% from the floor as well as earning 25 points and 5 boards.
Los Angeles has a record of 35-22 so far this year. The Lakers commit 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 74.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.6 times per game (15th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.6 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 6,278 points for the season (110.1 per game) and they pull in 44.8 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Lakers are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which is 10th in basketball. The Lakers on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.1. The Los Angeles defense allows 34.6% on 3-point shots (649 of 1,874) and opponents are making 77.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.7 assists and 42.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 15th and 4th in basketball. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-5)
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