Jazz vs. Lakers - 2/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (14-41) at Utah Jazz (21-34)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -9 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, ROOT
The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz square off Wednesday at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to win back-to-back games for the first time since December. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and are allowing 106.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.5 points and seven rebounds while Jordan Hill is averaging 12.2 points and eight rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.5 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 41.7 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 47.7 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 100-plus points in seven straight games. The Lakers haven’t won back-to-back games in forever and are just 6-22 SU on the road. Nick Young and Robert Sacre are questionable with injuries.
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The Utah Jazz keep showing fight with wins in four of their last five games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.6 assists and Trevor Booker is shooting 49.8 percent from the field. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 39 percent shooting from the field during this winning stretch, and they’ve allowed 87 or less points in three straight games. While the Jazz aren’t winning many games, they have won seven of their last 11 contests when allowing less than 100 points. The Jazz have won 12 of their 21 games on their home court.
The Lakers are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings in Utah.
The Lakers are already horrible, but you take their leading scorer away in possibly Nick Young, and this game could get ugly. With the way the Jazz are playing right now, look for a double-digit victory from the home team.