Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz - 2/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (25-6) vs Los Angeles Lakers (22-10)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -6.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning 21 of their last 23 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.5 points and 5.2 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.3 points and 2.1 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 22-5 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The under is 20-7 in Lakers last 27 road games. The over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 home games. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are a mess without Anthony Davis and are losing their last five games by an average of five points. The Utah Jazz continue to be money against the spread and straight up, and they're not a team I'm looking to step in front of, something I've said many times over these last few weeks. This is a thick line, but the Jazz continue to cover numbers left and right. I'm still on the bandwagon.