Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+3)
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to beat the Utah Jazz on Friday. Utah opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 228.
The Jazz took the court against the Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 103-100 in their last game. Utah wrapped up the game having earned a 46.4% field goal percentage (39 of 84) and knocked down 10 out of their 30 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Jazz converted 12 of 14 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about getting rebounds, they collected 40 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 28 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 42 of 84 shooting. Dallas earned 20 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Moreover, Dallas had 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 1 block. Dallas ended up going 53.3% at the free throw line by making 8 of their 15 tries. They made 11 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Regarding fouls, the Jazz left the arena with 17 and the Mavericks totaled 14 fouls.
Jordan Clarkson is one guy who had an impact in this game. He had 22 points on 9 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Clarkson finished 45.0% from the field and also recorded 8 assists.
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Utah will play this contest with a win-loss record of 6-3 on the season. They turn it over 16.6 times per game and as a team are committing 23.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 44.8 boards per game and has accounted for 254 assists this season, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are shooting 36.1% on shots from distance (131 of 363) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.6 pts per game (10th in basketball) while going 46.0% from the field.
On defense, the Jazz are forcing 17.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.3 fouls. They concede 32.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 15th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.4). The Jazz are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.1% (380 of 825) and they relinquish 47.0 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 11th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 183 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Lakers went home victorious with a score of 120-117 against the Pelicans. The Lakers recorded 45 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 56 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. The Pelicans committed 20 personal fouls for the contest which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 20 of them for a rate of 87.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles buried 10 out of their 36 tries (27.8%). Overall, the Lakers went 45 out of 98 from the floor which had them shooting 45.9%. The Lakers allowed the Pelicans to bury 47 out of 102 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.1% in this game. They finished 32.0% from three-point range by going 8 out of 25 and ended up going 15 out of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). With respect to how they rebounded, Los Angeles permitted New Orleans to pull down 51 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Anthony Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Lakers in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 17 in this game for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and tallied 16 rebounds. Davis accumulated 20 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 4 dimes in the game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 2-5 on the season. The Lakers commit 19.6 fouls every game and they connect on 78.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per game (19th in basketball) and they cough up possession 15.4 times per game. Los Angeles has accounted for 752 pts on the season (107.4 per contest) and they collect 47.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Lakers are hitting on 43.2% from the floor, which ranks them 29th in the league.
The Los Angeles defense surrenders 33.3% on shots from distance (80 of 240) and their opponents are knocking down 72.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 26.9 assists and 51.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 24th and 30th in the NBA. The Lakers on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the league in PPG given up with 111.4. They are forcing 14.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah (+3)
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