Utah Jazz (@2.3) vs Los Angeles Lakers (@1.66)

Our Prediction:

Los Angeles Lakers will win

Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Lakers Match Prediction | 19-08-2019

He was nothing short of amazing. Im happy for him, I know how hard he works, and its just super-awesome for him to get out there and contribute and be successful. The Lakers are coming off a 122-117 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday as second-year guard Alex Caruso recorded his first career double-double in his second start of the season. Ricky Rubio, Utah's usual point guard, left Friday's contest in the first quarter with a quad injury after missing Wednesday's 118-97 victory at Phoenix (hamstring). That kid works so hard and relentlessly at his craft every day, Jazz forward Georges Niang told reporters about Mitchell. The Jazz have won 12 of their last 13 games after Friday's 119-98 victory over Sacramento featured 23 points and nine assists by fill-in point guard Donovan Mitchell. I gotta give the kid a lot of credit.

Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive statistics. The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. The Jazz surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. They rank 1st with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. Utah is 22nd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.7.

The team is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 contests and 4 out of its 5 home matches went under the totals. Utah is 6th in the West with a 44-30 win/loss card and now ranks 10th in the League. Utah is gaining its position in the playoffs with 110.9 ppg at 46.4% from the field while restricting foes to score at 106.0 ppg. The Jazz has 46.3 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 5.9 blocks, and 8.2 steals per contest. Mitchell is the Jazz leader in scoring with 23.4 ppg,42.9% in FG shooting, and 79.7% from the free throw area.

He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 63%. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.8 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night.

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But his efficiency in limited minutes is commendable. He is no longer the focal point of the offence and he has actually reduced his shot attempt rate by half since his highest scoring season in '15-'16. Per-36 Favours averages: 11.4 rebounds per game, 58% shooting from the field and an offensive rating of 123. Favors is only playing 23 minutes per game, despite starting 67 games so far this season.

They total 116.2 points per contest and give up 114.8, which is a point differential of 1.5. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 106.2 points per contest while giving up 109.1 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 10-7. The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 8-10.

Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won seven of their last nine home games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 107.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46 percent shooting. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz look for another victory after winning seven of their last 11 games. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 20.7 points and 3.5 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.7 points and 12.3 rebounds.

The NBA Pick for this match is Utah Jazz -7.5. Lakers dont have PG Lonzo Ball, SF Brandon Ingram, SG Josh Hart, SG Reggie Bullock, and Center Tyson Chandler with their respective injuries. Four out of the last 5 meetings between both squads went under the totals the under is a good wager with the Jazz predicted to win with a score of 113-106. PG Dante Exum will be on the sidelines nursing his knee in this contest. Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last eight road games. The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. LeBron James is averaging 27.3 points and 7.1 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line.