Lakers are Red-Hot Going into Jazz Matchup
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (10-7 SU, 6-11 ATS) are starting to look like contenders. The jury is still out on the Utah Jazz (8-10 SU and ATS). They’ll lock horns this Friday at Staples Center.
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, NBATV, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Utah), Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles)
Line: Lakers -2.5; O/U: 222.
The Lakers have won six of their last seven games at 4-3 ATS after getting off to a slow start in LeBron’s LA debut. James scored 51 points in his last outing, Sunday’s 113-97 win over his former employers, the Miami Heat (+1.5 at home). However, point guard Rajon Rondo broke his right hand last week and isn’t expected to return until sometime in December after undergoing successful surgery.
Los Angeles C JaVale McGee hit all six of his shots against the Cavaliers and is 22-for-31 over the past four contests.
Utah are fully healthy at this point, but they’ve split their last six games SU and ATS as they continue to struggle at both ends of the court.
Rookie of the Year runner-up Donovan Mitchell isn’t playing at quite the same level as a sophomore, hitting just 29.3% from downtown. Ricky Rubio (a career-low 35.2%) is also having difficulty from long range. As a result, the Jazz have a minus-2.5 point differential on the season, well below the Lakers at plus-1.2.
The Jazz went 3-0 against the Lakers last season and won the past seven meetings.
Utah star SG Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points against the Kings for his third 30-point outing of the campaign.
PREDICTION: Lakers 123, Jazz 107
|Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense||106.22||24||114.76||26|
|Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense||104.00||24||118.50||29|
|Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed||42.36||21||45.63||22|
|Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense||116.24||4||109.11||11|
|Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense||118.25||4||107.09||8|
|Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed||44.75||22||43.00||5|
NBA Betting Odds & Trends
|The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah’s last 14 games|
|The Jazz are 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Utah is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games on the road|
|The Jazz are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Lakers|
|Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers|
|The Jazz are 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers|
|Los Angeles Lakers|
|LA Lakers is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games|
|LA Lakers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’s last 10 games|
|LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|LA Lakers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’s last 5 games at home|
|LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah|
|LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Utah|
|LA Lakers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Utah|
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