Lakers vs Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 4/4/23
Utah Jazz (36-42) vs Los Angeles Lakers (40-38)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz +8 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.8 points and 12.5 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 25.7 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.8 points and 4 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 3.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 overall. The over is 11-3-1 in Jazz last 15 overall. The Lakers are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are playing some of their best ball of the season, and they need to keep winning if they're going to stay out of the play-in tournament. The Utah Jazz look like a team that's run out of gas, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 4 points. Two teams heading in different directions down the stretch. I'll lay the chalk with the Lakers on the road.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -8
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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