Los Angeles Lakers (23-19) vs Utah Jazz (21-21)Date : 01/11/2019
Time : 10:00 PM ET
Location : Vivint Smart Home Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
The Jazz will welcome the Lakers to Vivint Smart Home Arena as they are coming off a win against the Magic while the Lakers were able to take down the Pistons. Game tips off at 10:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers are coming off an impressive win against the Pistons it was their second win in a row. Kyle Kuzma dropped a career-high 41 point as they are now 3-5 without LeBron on the team. Kuz was on fire in the 3rd quarter as he scored 22 points. Michael Beasley chipped in with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. He’s making the most of his role as a second-unit playmaker. Lonzo finished the game with only five points but was everywhere on the court he does things that don’t show up on the stat sheet and was huge in the win. He will do his best to contain Mitchell in the next game. Brandon Ingram followed up Monday’s big game with 10 points he has been given a bigger role since LeBron went down with an injury. People tend to forget that he is only 21 years old and he has plenty of basketball to be played ahead of him. Playing against the Jazz will be a great test for this young core since they are going up against a young Jazz team led by second-year man Mitchell.
Utah Jazz's Latest Performance :
The Jazz took down the Magic in their last game allowing them to have a .500 record again they are now two games behind the Lakers for the 8th seed. Leading the way for the Jazz in the 21 points comeback was Donovan Mitchell he scored 33 points on 12-for-21 shooting he’s really starting to heat up with 26+ points in three straight games. His importance to the team can’t be overstated the Jazz are now 13-2 when he shoots at least 44.0% from the field, and they’re 8-0 when he shoots that well and has at least five assists. He hasn’t lost a step since his rookie campaign. It will be very interesting to see how he matches up against Lonzo Ball. Rudy Gobert had 12 points, 14 rebounds on the night. Neto will get the start as Rubio is still dealing with a hamstring injury. Neto in his last start chipped in with 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting from the floor. The Jazz will have to rely on Mitchell offense if they want to come up on top on Friday.
How Los Angeles Lakers & Utah Jazz Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Lakers are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers
My reason for the pick :
This game will be a nail biter I expect it to go down to the wire. The reason why I am picking the Lakers to come up on top is that they have more depth than Utah. Beasley has been playing really well for them off the bench he should play a big role in this win. Lonzo will do a great job at containing Mitchell in this game. I expect Kuzma to have another great scoring game as he is starting to feel more comfortable being the Lakers first option on offense. Pick the Lakers to win their third straight game.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- Lakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.
Betting trends for Utah Jazz:
- Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.