Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers - 4/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (35-22) vs Utah Jazz (42-15)
Game Info: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +5 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 117 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26.4 points and 5.2 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.4 points and 2.2 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 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 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 12-4 in Jazz last 16 Monday games. The over is 6-1 in Lakers last 7 overall. The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah Jazz have been a team I've blindly backed much of the season and they're still a profitable 33-24 against the spread. However, the Jazz have been hit or miss over the last week or so and they're now without Donovan Mitchell for at least a couple of weeks. The Los Angeles Lakers are winning their last five games by an average of 4.4 points and they just beat the Jazz in overtime on Saturday, a game where they dominated the overtime period. Give me the Lakers and the free points.