Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Lakers (26-31) will take on the Utah Jazz (36-21) at Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday.
The Jazz took the court against the Rockets and went home with a win by a final score of 135-101 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 22 and the Rockets recorded 12 fouls. They knocked down 12 of 37 attempts from distance. Houston ended up going 67.9% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of 28 shots. In addition, Houston snagged 23 rebounds (10 offensive, 13 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Houston recorded 33 dimes and had 23 steals for the contest. When discussing defending, Utah allowed 42.2% from the floor on 35 out of 83 shooting. They also distributed 34 assists in this contest as well as forcing 4 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 53 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz made 19 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 86.4%. Utah wrapped up the contest having earned a 55.1% FG percentage (49 of 89) and converted 18 of their 40 shots from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell is one player who had an impact for the game. He scored 30 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and also snagged 6 boards. Mitchell finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and dished out 7 dimes.
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Utah comes into this matchup with a record of 36-21 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.9 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is pulling in 46.2 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,278 dimes this year, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are shooting 36.1% on 3-pointers (832 of 2,302) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. They average 114.0 points per contest (1st in the league) while connecting on 47.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Jazz are able to force 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They concede 34.3% from 3-point land while they are 9th in the league in points per game from their opponents (106.9). The Jazz defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.0% (2,310 of 5,133) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 7th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,314 conceded on the season.
When they last played, the Lakers went home defeated by a final of 117-115 against the Warriors. Regarding how they rebounded, Los Angeles permitted Golden State to snag 40 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 31.6% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 12 out of 38 and ended up going 25 out of 34 from the free throw line (73.5%). The Lakers allowed the Warriors to knock down 40 of 90 tries from the floor which had them shooting 44.4% in the game. When all was said and done, the Lakers ended up shooting 41 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.6%. Regarding 3-pointers, Los Angeles buried 11 of their 27 tries (40.7%). They were able to bury 22 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. The Warriors were called for 9 personal fouls in this contest which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Lakers were able to pull down 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in this contest.
Talen Horton-Tucker ended up being a factor for the Lakers in the game. He converted 5 of 9 in this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 7 rebounds. Horton-Tucker had 17 points in his 30 mins on the court and totaled 3 assists in this matchup.
Los Angeles has a record of 26-31 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lakers are shooting 46.6% from the field, which is 7th in the league. Los Angeles has scored 6,327 points on the campaign (111.0 per contest) and they collect 44.8 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per game. The Lakers commit 20.1 fouls per contest and they hit 72.2% from the free throw line.
The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 26th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.6. They are forcing 14.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (15th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.4% on 3-point attempts (719 of 2,090) and their opposition knocks down 74.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.9 assists and 47.2 boards per game, which is 27th and 27th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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