Free NBA Pick: Jazz vs Lakers NBA Odds
Looking for Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Lakers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Jazz taking on the Lakers on Tuesday December 27, 2016 at the STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(18-13) Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Lakers (12-22)
Date: Tuesday December 27
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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After going through a hot stretch the Jazz have hit the skids as of late losing their last 3 games. Their D has not been bad in those losses, but they have struggled to score failing to score over 98 points. They still are only one game back of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Northwest Division.
The Lakers are coming off a big Xmas day win over the L.A. Clippers, which snapped their 11-game losing streak against them. However, the Clip Joint were without the injured Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
In their last games the Lakers beat the L.A. Clippers 111-102 and the Jazz lost to the Toronto Raptors 104-98.
The Jazz only rank 24th in the league in points per game, but they rank 1st in opponents’ points per game.
In their loss to the Raptors the Jazz did not play great on either side of the court shooting 44.3% from the floor and allowing Toronto to shoot 53.1%.
The Jazz had the lead after 3 quarters, but were outscored by 8 points in the 4th quarter and it did not help that they committed 18 turnovers.
Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack played decent combining for 40 points, but Rodney Hood (14.7 ppg) went for 2 points on 1/6 shooting and he missed all 4 of his 3-pointers.
The Jazz have 4 players averaging over 12 ppg led by Hayward (22 ppg), but George Hill, who is averaging 20 ppg is still out with a toe injury.
The Jazz have won the 2 games facing the Lakers this season.
The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games facing the Lakers and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing them in L.A.
The Jazz are 8-6 on the road this season.
The Lakers rank a decent 16th in the league in points per game, but only 27th in opponents’ points per game.
Before their win over the Clippers the Lakers were reeling losing 4 in a row and 12 of their last 13 games.
In the win over the Clippers the Lakers shot 47.6% from the floor and allowing the Clippers to shoot 47.6%. The Lakers forced 16 turnovers in the game.
Every single Lakers starter scored at least 13 points in the win over the Clippers Timofey Mozgov and Nick Young each going for 19 points.
The Lakers are loaded with young talent and they have 5 players averaging over 12 ppg led by reserve Louis Williams.
In the 4 game losing streak before getting the win over the Clippers the Lakers had given up an average of 115 ppg.
The Lakers are 7-7 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- UTAH is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- UTAH is 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- UTAH is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- LA is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- LA is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- LA is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Free Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Jazz have lost 3 in a row.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz -5
Tthey will get the W in La La Land and cover tonight even though the Lakers beat a shorthanded Clippers team in their last game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Jazz 104 – Lakers 98
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