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2021 NBA Handicapping
(42-15) Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (35-22)
Date: Monday, April 19th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -208 | Lakers +150
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
Monday, April 19th, the Utah Jazz will play the Los Angeles Lakers in the third and final meeting this season. Each club has one win with the Jazz taking the initial meeting (114-89) on February 24th and the Lakers winning (127-115) the April 17th overtime match.
Prior to Anthony Davis and LeBron James getting injured the Lakers and Jazz were embroiled in a battle for conference supremacy and the top seed. Utah continues to feast and remains atop the ladder while the Lakers have weathered the injury storm, although they’ve dropped to fifth.
The Lakers hold the all-time record having won 111 matches of the 188 played. Last season, the squads played three times with LA sweeping the season series.
For the most part, the Jazz has avoided any long-term or serious injuries this season but that changed on Saturday as their core players were all out.
Donovan Mitchel sprained his ankle versus the Pacers which will keep him out at least a week. Mike Conley and Derrick Favors are both nursing right knee soreness while Rudy Gobert was out due to a right knee contusion.
Despite missing all those core contributors the Jazz still managed to push the Lakers to overtime (granted LA is also decimated by injury). The officials were also very Laker friendly sending them to the line 23 times while doling out just eight for the Jazz.
Jordan Clarkson was the top Jazz offensive performer with 27 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal. Veteran Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 20 points hitting six of eight 3-pointers.
Joe Ingles also scored 20 with six of his own 3-pointers and tied his career-high of 14 dimes. Bojan Bogdanovic (19) and Royce O’Neale (14) were the other double-figure contributors.
Gobert and Conley are probable to return while Favors as well as Ilyasova who is has hamstring tightness are questionable for Monday’s rematch.
Udoka Azubuike is out indefinitely with a severe ankle sprain.
Los Angeles Lakers
As noted the Lakers got a few of their core players back from the injured reserve list but LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain out and won’t play Monday.
Andre Drummond led the way for the Lakers with 27 points and eight rebounds. Dennis Schröder filled up the stat sheet with 25 points, six rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and two blocks.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also scored 25 points. Kyle Kuzma (13), Montrezl Harrell (12), and Markieff Morris (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Without the services of Gobert the Lakers outrebounded the Jazz 52 to 37 and dominated inside outscoring Utah 64 to 38 in the paint.
James (ankle), Davis (Achilles), and Jared Dudley (torn MCL) remain out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Lakers are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings.
- The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against the Pacific Division.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
If Gobert and Conley are back the edge leans back in the favor of the Jazz. Their presence will dramatically shift the glass, paint scoring and presumably, the whistle won’t be as lopsided in the rematch.
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