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2021 NBA Handicapping
(41-14) Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (34-22)
Date: Saturday April 17th, 2021
Time: 4:30 EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: -450 | +375
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
The Utah Jazz get a great opportunity to extend their lead atop the West this Saturday, as they take on the defending champion Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Utah Jazz were controlled in their game against OKC two games back picking up a decisive victory by 10 points with Luguentz Dort on the other side of the equation being the only reason that game was as close as it was with Dort dropping 42 in that loss.
Utah were their typical, fundamentally sound selves in that contest, with every starter getting at least 10 points showing how versatile they are on offense with their various ways of putting up points be it on the outside with three point shooting, or on the interior.
The best news for the Utah Jazz right now, besides the news of Dwayne Wade’s decision to buy in as new part owner, is the fact that they are now starting to get healthy at just the right with only 2 guys left on the injury report in Favors and Azubuike.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have rotated between winning and losing over the last 10 games going 5-5 and it really is just ”operation wait for Lebron + AD” as this Lakers team looks to get themselves a second ring in as many years.
That could be a realistic outcome this year, despite what has happened in Brooklyn, as this Lakers team was looking good when Lebron and AD were in the mix. They obviously will not be available here though, so that is the main reason we are seeing the point spread where it is with the Lakers laying 8.5 points on their home floor.
Unfortunately for Los Angeles, their injury woes do not end with just Anthony Davis and Lebron James, as the Lakers currently have 6 players listed on the injury report prior to this matchup with the Jazz.
As of right now Andre Drummond, Marc Gasol and Markieff Maorris are the important injuries to look out for outside of ”the big 2”, as all three are listed as questionable, so as is the case with most NBA games at this time of the year keep and eye on the news prior to tip-off for news on these guys status for this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Jazz are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 road games.
- Under is 7-3 in Jazz last 10 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Under is 8-1 in Lakers last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Under is 6-1 in Lakers last 7 home games.
- Under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
This would have been a big time chance for the Utah Jazz to make a statement had this game been played under normal circumstances, but I can see the energy being zapped out of this one a little bit given what this game will look like from a personnel stand point.
This is also going to be the second game of a back to back for the Jazz and this is a lot of points to be laying on the road, so I am liking the Lakers to cover and can also see this being a slower type of game, so the under where it stands right now also looks pretty decent.
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