Jazz vs. Lakers Prediction
The Utah Jazz have been known the last several years as one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Can Utah do its part in keeping the Los Angeles Lakers at bay enough tonight for the under to hit on the total?
Friday, October 25, 2019
Staples Center at 10:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Lakers are a 3.5-point favorite to win on the moneyline. The over-under sits at 216.5 points. As of Friday evening, 59 percent of public bets are being placed o host Los Angeles. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Jazz down Thunder in opener
Utah posted a 100-95 home win Wednesday night over Oklahoma City in its season opener. The Jazz outscored the Thunder 32-21 in the fourth quarter to overcome a deficit. Donovan Mitchell paced Utah with 32 points on 14-of-22 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. to go with 12 rebounds and three assists. Bojan Bogdanovich tallied 16 points and three boards. Royce O'Neale had 14 points and five caroms. Emmanuel Mudiay added 12 points, five assists and two reobunds off the bench.
Lakers falter late in opener
Los Angeles dropped its opener Tuesday night at the rival Clippers by a tune of 112-102. The Lakers were outscoed 27-17 in the fourth quarter of the loss. Danny Green led LA with 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting including 7-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the charity stripe. He also notched seven rebounds and two assists. Anthony Davis contributed 25 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. LeBron James added 18 points, 10 boards and eight assists.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. Utah is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 road games.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Los Angeles is 2-6 ATS in its last eight Friday games.
Los Angeles looked shaky at times offensively in its opener, particularly in the pick-and-roll. When it ran post plays through Davis, there was a lot more effectiveness. My issue there is that Rudy Gobert is maybe the best defensive center in the league and can at least make those types of plays more difficult. With the Jazz able to lock down defensively and LA still finding its way on the offensive end, I like the under in this one.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ/LOS ANGELES LAKERS UNDER 216.5