Jazz at Lakers - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (15-20) at Los Angeles Lakers (8-30)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, TWC SN
The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers square off Sunday night at the Staples Center.
The Utah Jazz look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while Trevor Booker is averaging 5.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.8 assists and Raul Neto is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have lost seven straight road games. Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood are questionable.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.6 points and 3.5 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.5 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 14 home games. D'Angelo Russell is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Jazz are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest. The Lakers are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Jazz played a tough game last night and continue to have issues on the offensive end. Lakers are losing still but are playing with more confidence and have come closer to beating decent teams. I'll take the rested team at home and the free bucket.