Utah Jazz (@2.3) vs Los Angeles Lakers (@1.66)
27-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Los Angeles Lakers will win

Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Lakers Match Prediction | 27-08-2019 22:40

The Utah Jazz are in exceptional form over the last few weeks, winning four of their last five games in the NBA League.

They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Lakers are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.0. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. The Lakers were 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game last season. The Lakers surrender 114.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They rank 11th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game.

Ricky Rubio, Utah's usual point guard, left Friday's contest in the first quarter with a quad injury after missing Wednesday's 118-97 victory at Phoenix (hamstring). That kid works so hard and relentlessly at his craft every day, Jazz forward Georges Niang told reporters about Mitchell. I gotta give the kid a lot of credit. Im happy for him, I know how hard he works, and its just super-awesome for him to get out there and contribute and be successful. The Lakers are coming off a 122-117 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday as second-year guard Alex Caruso recorded his first career double-double in his second start of the season. The Jazz have won 12 of their last 13 games after Friday's 119-98 victory over Sacramento featured 23 points and nine assists by fill-in point guard Donovan Mitchell. He was nothing short of amazing.

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They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 107.8 points per game and surrender 105.5, good for a point differential of 2.3. The Jazz have an overall record of 21-21 this season. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 112.2 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Lakers have a record of 23-19. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division.

The NBA Pick for this match is Utah Jazz -7.5. Four out of the last 5 meetings between both squads went under the totals the under is a good wager with the Jazz predicted to win with a score of 113-106. Lakers dont have PG Lonzo Ball, SF Brandon Ingram, SG Josh Hart, SG Reggie Bullock, and Center Tyson Chandler with their respective injuries. Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz. PG Dante Exum will be on the sidelines nursing his knee in this contest.

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4 seed because they lost three of five in the season series. Utah, which will wind up no worse than fifth in the Western Conference, is one game behind Portland for fourth place - and home court advantage in the first round - but must finish ahead of the Trail Blazers to get the No. The red-hot Utah Jazz try for their eighth straight victory when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Joe Ingles comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. Donovan Mitchell averages 21.6 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season.

The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 5th. Utah is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th.

They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. The Jazz surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They rank 1st with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. Utah is 22nd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics.

They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 14th in those offensive categories. The Lakers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

The Lakers have an overall mark of 10-7. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 106.2 points per contest while giving up 109.1 per game. They total 116.2 points per contest and give up 114.8, which is a point differential of 1.5. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 8-10.