Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 11/21/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+8)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Lakers (8-6) will try to beat the Utah Jazz (4-9) on Tuesday. Los Angeles opens as 8-point favorites. The over/under is 226.
The Jazz took the court against the Suns and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 140-137 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Jazz finished with 27 and the Suns accumulated 28 personal fouls. They also knocked down 18 of their 45 tries from distance. Phoenix finished the game shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 26 tries. In addition, Phoenix snagged 44 boards (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Phoenix doled out 36 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. In relation to defending, Utah allowed 49.0% from the floor on 50 of 102 shooting. They also dished out 27 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 59 with 27 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Jazz knocked down 26 of 32 shots for a percentage of 81.3%. Utah finished the game with a 41.7% FG percentage (48 of 115) and knocked down 15 of their 46 shots from 3-point land.
Lauri Markkanen is a player who was a contributor for the matchup. He notched 38 points on 15 of 27 shooting. He saw the court for 50 mins and grabbed 17 boards. Markkanen ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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Utah steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 4-9 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 17.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.2 fouls every game. As a team, Utah is grabbing 47.6 boards per game and has racked up 353 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz are connecting on 37.0% on three-point attempts (183 of 494) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 116.8 pts per contest (10th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.0% from the floor.
Defensively, the Jazz are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.8 fouls. They are conceding 36.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 26th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (122.0). The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.9% (577 of 1,181) and they surrender 41.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 24th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 355 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Lakers got the victory with a final of 105-104 when they played the Rockets. The Lakers earned 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 13 steals in this contest. The Rockets earned 25 fouls in the matchup which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for 29 shots. They were able to bury 21 of those for a clip of 72.4%. When discussing shots from distance, Los Angeles knocked down 6 of 29 tries (20.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Lakers finished the game shooting 39 out of 83 from the floor which had them at 47.0%. The Lakers permitted the Rockets to knock down 41 of their 84 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.8% for this game. They finished shooting 37.8% from downtown by shooting 14 out of 37 and finished the game at 8 out of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Houston to pull down 34 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
LeBron James pitched in for the Lakers for this contest. He made 14 of 19 for the game for a field goal rate of 73.7%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. James scored 37 points in his 40 minutes on the court and had 8 assists for this contest.
Los Angeles has a record of 8-6 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are connecting on 48.6% from the field, which is 6th in basketball. Los Angeles has totaled 1,566 pts for the campaign (111.9 per contest) and they collect 43.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 25.5 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest. The Lakers are committing 17.9 fouls per game and they hit 76.2% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 530) and their opponents are connecting on 74.1% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 26.6 dimes and 45.0 rebounds per contest, ranking them 19th and 22nd in the NBA. The Lakers are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 113.6. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (+8)
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