Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz Betting Preview
The Lakers have not been playing well of late, having lost three straight games and four of their last five. Los Angeles is still 22-10 overall, but the Lakers have actually slipped into second place in the Pacific Division.
Utah comes into his game with a record of 25-6, and they are currently sitting on top of the standings in the entire NBA. The Jazz have suffered just two losses over the last month and are always tough to beat on their home floor.
The Utah Jazz are 8.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lakers Looking For Scoring
The Los Angeles Lakers have really struggled on the offensive end of the floor during this three-game losing streak, and not having Anthony Davis in the lineup hurts. The Lakers are averaging just 112.2 points per game, and they have actually been much worse than that of late.
LeBron James is leading the way with 25.8 points and 8.1 assists per game, but he has taken on an even bigger role of late. The Lakers do not have a ton of depth, and that is an even bigger problem with one of their superstars out.
Los Angeles remains a terrific defensive team, giving up just 106.2 points per game. The Jazz can be a tough team to defend, but the Lakers must find a way to keep this game under control.
Jazz Do it All Well
The Utah Jazz are averaging 116 points per game while giving up just 106.4 points per night. Both of those averages are third in the NBA, and there just aren’t many holes on this team this season.
Donovan Mitchell leads the team with 24.5 points per game, but he has gotten plenty of help this season. Center Rudy Gobert has shot better than 64 percent from the floor, and he could have a big game in the paint on Wednesday night.
While Utah can really score, the real strength of this team is on the defensive end of the floor. The Jazz just makes life difficult for their opponents, and that should be the case again in this game.
Lakers Cover, Jazz Win Again
The Utah Jazz are heavy favorites in this game, but it’s hard to ever count out the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James will keep his team in this game, but there is just too much pressure being put on the superstar without Davis in the lineup.
The Utah Jazz just don’t have any real weaknesses this season, and they aren’t going to give this game away at home. Utah will find a way to make plays late in the game and continue their hot streak.
Take the Los Angeles Lakers +8.5 in this matchup with the Utah Jazz, but it will be the home team that will win this game.
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