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Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Prediction & Betting Tips 11/21/2023

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz 11/21/2023:
  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • The Lakers should also cover at -8
  • Our NBA model projects 211 points, and we suggest taking the under

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Preview

The Jazz and Lakers are set to face off at 10:00 ET on TNT. The Lakers will host the game at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA.

The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 236 points, with the Lakers being the favored team playing at home against the Jazz. Check out BetCoco for Los Angeles Lakers – Utah Jazz odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Lakers have the edge in their recent matchups against Utah, posting a record of 2-1. In the last three games Los Angeles is averaging 126 points per game compared to 129 for the Jazz.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 119 points per game in this stretch.
  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 107 points per game while allowing 114. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Lakers have an overall record of 4-1 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Prediction

Getting ready to face the Lakers, the Jazz hold an overall record of 4-9 and need a win to break their two game losing streak. In their 13 games, the Jazz have gone 4-6 against Western Conference teams and 0-3 in non-conference action.

Against the spread, Utah have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 7-6 ATS. The Jazz maintain an ATS record of 2-4 on the road, while they have a 5-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Utah currently holds an over/under record of 10-3-0 for the season. Their games have an ongoing average of 244.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 229.7.

The Jazz recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 137 points against the Suns. This output exceeded their season average of 116.8 points per game. Lauri Markkanen was the leading scorer for the Jazz, putting up 38 points. In addition, Talen Horton-Tucker contributed 25 points.

So far, the Jazz’s defense is ranked 26th in the league at 122.0 points per contest.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.3% from downtown.

Coming into today’s matchup, the Lakers will be looking to build on their current two game winning streak and their overall record is currently 8-6. In away games this season, the Lakers have put together a 2-5 record, whereas they have a 6-1 record when playing at home.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 5-9 for the season up to this point. Los Angeles has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 3-4 on the road as opposed to 2-5 at home.

For this season, the Lakers has an over/under record of 5-9-0. They have an average over/under line of 225.8 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is -0.4.

Against the Rockets, the Lakers had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 111.9 points per game. They scored 105 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47% in the game. Leading the team in scoring was LeBron James with 37 points. Anthony Davis also added 27 points for the Lakers.

So far, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 113.6 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Lakers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.8% while allowing 36.6% from downtown.

Our prediction for this game is that the Lakers will come out on top with a projected score of 110-101.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Betting Tips

  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • The Lakers should also cover at -8
  • Our NBA model projects 211 points, and we suggest taking the under

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Hip – Probable
  • LeBron James – Calf – Questionable
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Heel – Out
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino – Knee – Questionable

Utah Jazz Injury Report

  • Walker Kessler – Elbow – Out

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