Utah Jazz vs
Los Angeles LakersPredictions & Preview
The Utah Jazz (4-9) are traveling to Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to play the Lakers (8-6) in an in-season tournament game at 10PM ET. The Lakers are the betting favorite with an opening line of -8.25, which has not moved. The Jazz are coming off a 140-137 double overtime loss to Phoenix and the Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 105-104 on Sunday.
- When: Tuesday, 11/21/2023 @ 10:00pm EST
- Where: Crypto.com Arena Stadium
- Moneyline: Jazz +260 | Lakers -320
- Spread: Jazz +8.25 (-110) | Lakers -8.25 (-110)
- Total: Over/Under 236.5 (-110)
- Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Los Angeles will win straight-up is 76%.
Utah vs Los Angeles Stats
The Utah Jazz have played a thrilling game against the Phoenix Suns that ended with a 140-137 double-overtime loss at home. Both teams had success offensively, with Utah's Lauri Markkanen leading the way with 38 points and 17 rebounds, and the bench contributing 25 points from Talen Horton-Tucker and 18 from Colin Sexton. Despite the Jazz being 10th in scoring (116.8 points per game) and 11th in offensive rating (115.6), their defense has been an issue, allowing 122 points per game and ranking 26th. With a 4-9 record (7-6 ATS) and a power ranking of 24, Utah are sixth in free throw shooting (81.10%) and ninth in offensive assists (27.15) and turnovers (16.69). Defensively, the Jazz rank 25th in field goals allowed (48.90%), 23rd in three pointers allowed (36.92%), and 24th in defensive assists (27.31) and turnovers (12.54).
Los Angeles Lakers Analysis
The Los Angeles Lakers are currently 8-6 overall and 3-1 in their last four games. Following their 105-104 win over the Houston Rockets, the Lakers, led by LeBron James' 37 points and Anthony Davis' double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, LA are set for their fourth and final NBA in-season tournament in which they could win the group by beating Utah. Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura also added 17 and 11 points off the bench, respectively. However, the team will be without Gabe Vincent and Jarred Vanderbilt.
Lakers Expected to Cover 7.5-Point Spread Against 2-4 Utah Jazz
The Lakers face the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles. With a narrow victory against Houston, Los Angeles is expected to cover the 7.5-point spread. Utah lacks defensive prowess, giving the Lakers the opportunity to take advantage. When Utah is a road underdog, they are 2-4 against the spread and 1-5 straight up. At their home court, the Lakers are 6-1 straight up, making this matchup favorable for LA. Consequently, betting on the Lakers is the likely outcome.
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