Planning on watching today’s Jazz and Lakers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lakers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on TNT. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 236 points, and the Lakers are favored to win at home against the Jazz.
UTAH JAZZ VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -8
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-101 in favor of the Lakers.
- Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 11 threes.
Will Utah Be The Talk of Crypto.com Arena?
Over the Jazz’s last five games, they are 2-3 and come in with an overall record of 4-9. Currently, the team is 12th in the Western Conference as well as 4th in the Northwest division.
Utah currently has an ATS record of 7-6, placing them above .500 against the spread. This season, Utah has a 2-0 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 5-6 as underdogs.
Utah’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 137 points vs. the Suns. Overall, they hit 41.7% of their shots from the field and went 26/32 from the free-throw line. The Jazz offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 38 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.
Coming into the game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 122.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 76.9% of their games.
Utah’s defense is currently forcing 16.7 turnovers per game, which is 29th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 9th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.8 rejections per game.
Will the Lakers Defense Show Up at Home?
The Lakers will face the Jazz bringing in an overall record of 8-6 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. At the moment, the team holds 6th place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Pacific division.
Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-9 so far this season. Los Angeles has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 3-4 ATS on the road compared to 2-5 at home.
Compared to their season average of 111.9 points per game, the Lakers struggled in their previous game. Against the Rockets, the Lakers scored 105 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 47%. Currently leading the team in scoring is LeBron James who comes into today’s matchup averaging 26.4. Anthony Davis also heads into the game with a PPG average of 22.
At present, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 113.6 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.8% and allowing 36.6% from beyond the arc.