Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Analysis, Picks
The Utah Jazz (29-14) travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers (21-22) on Monday night.
Both Utah and Los Angeles have labored as of late.
The Jazz were in the midst of a four-game losing streak prior to Sunday’s 125-102 victory against the Nuggets. Utah is just ahead of Memphis for the third spot in the Western Conference Standings leading into Monday.
Right when we were beginning to get our hopes up surrounding the Lakers, the walls came crashing down yet again. The Lakers had won four games in a row before dropping three consecutive contests heading into this matchup with Utah. Los Angeles last played on Saturday when they were defeated by the Nuggets in a 133-96 rout.
They are currently narrowly clinging on to the eighth seed in the West.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 P.M. EST on Monday night at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA.
Betting Analysis for Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA
Utah Jazz Betting Stats & Analysis
Utah bounced back nicely from their four-game skid with Sunday’s win over Denver.
The effects of being without Rudy Gobert proved evident over the past week.
Having Gobert back in the lineup on Sunday was unquestionably a difference-maker. The big man finished with 18 points and 19 rebounds to go along with two blocks. He ended up posting a plus-minus of plus 36 for the game.
Donovan Mitchell led the charge on offense with 31 points while Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 21.
Utah was able to overcome a Nikola Jokic 25/15/14 triple-double in the win.
The Jazz only turned the ball over nine times in the game to go along with 26 team assists. They also out-rebounded Denver 51-39, which was in large part due to the return of Gobert.
They will look to make it back-to-back victories against the laboring Lakers in this contest.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Stats & Analysis
Things have gotten so bad in LA that LeBron James recently issued a public apology to Laker fans for the team’s recent lackluster performance. Fans are increasingly growing unhappy in LA, and one has to wonder if the Lakers might become sellers at the trade deadline.
Their last game was also against Denver, and Nikola Jokic also posted a triple-double. But the Nuggets cruised to a 133-96 win against the reeling Lakers on Saturday.
But one area that has plagued the Lakers all year was surprisingly not an issue in this game. Despite ranking 27th in turnovers per game, Los Angeles only coughed the ball up ten times on Saturday.
So what went wrong?
Well, a couple of other issues that have hampered Los Angeles has been a lack of shooting efficiency and defensive struggles. The lack of defense was rather obvious given Denver’s 133 point outburst.
But the Lakers shot just 43.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook combined to shoot just 16-38 (42.1%) from the field. LeBron was also dreadful from three-point land, making just two of his eight attempts.
It’s one thing to place all of the blame on those two, but it should be noted that they received almost no help from their teammates. The only other player to score in double figures was Dwight Howard, but he only grabbed three rebounds from the center position.
This is a team looking for answers that seem to be hidden right now. They will try and right the ship against a very good Utah Jazz team on Monday.
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Trends
- Utah is 20-23 ATS this season.
- The Jazz are 12-9 ATS on the road.
- They are 19-22 ATS as a favorite.
- Utah is 11-8 ATS as an away favorite.
- The Jazz are 13-10 in Western Conference matchups.
Los Angeles Lakers:
- Los Angeles is 17-26 ATS this year.
- The Lakers are 9-16 ATS at home.
- They are 7-6 ATS as an underdog
- LA is 1-2 ATS as a home underdog.
- The Lakers are 8-20 ATS in Western Conference games.
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Odds
The Jazz are fairly high favorites considering they are on the road in a difficult environment such as LA. Nonetheless, the Jazz are a much better team right now, so this kind of spread is expected. The Lakers will need to shoot far more efficiently and play a better brand of team defense if they have any hopes of spoiling these odds.
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Right now, it is hard to envision placing money on the Lakers in almost any matchup, but especially against the third-best team in the talented Western Conference.
With Rudy Gobert back in the rotation, Utah is able to consistently win rebound battles while featuring elite rim protection. With the Lakers lacking much of a big man, Gobert could be in line for another grandiose statline on Monday.
I like Utah to cover the spread in this game. It is worth the investment to take them on the road against the struggling Lakers.
OBS Betting Picks for Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers NBA
Take the Utah Jazz -5.5 with your betting selection.
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