L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz - 10/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:40 PM (Staples Center)

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The Utah Jazz are set to visit Staples Center in Los Angeles, California for a Western Conference clash against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Utah Jazz come into this matchup with a 1-0 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-95. All-star guard Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Utah Jazz as he connected on 14 of his 22 shot attempts for 32 points and 12 rebounds. Rudy Gobert had a good game on the boards for the Jazz as he contributed 14 rebounds while pitching in 7 points.

The Utah Jazz had a solid shooting game from the field as they connected on 40 of their 90 attempts (44.4%), but they struggled a ton behind the three-point line as they went 6 for 24 (25%). The Utah Jazz won the turnover battle against the Oklahoma City Thunder (16-11), but they were outrebounded (61-56).

The Los Angeles Lakers come into this matchup with a 0-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-102. Danny Green led the way for the Los Angeles Lakers as he connected on 7 of his 9 three-point attempts for 28 points and 7 rebounds. LeBron James fell just shy of a triple-double for the Lakers as he contributed 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists.

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The Los Angeles Lakers had a solid shooting game against the Los Angeles Clippers as they went 37 for 85 (43.5&), but they suffered behind the three-point line as they went 13 for 33 (39.4%). The Los Angeles Lakers lost the turnover battle against the Los Angeles Clippers (15-14), but they were even in the rebounding department (50-50).

The Los Angeles Lakers struggled to get any offense outside of Danny Green, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis but that is the harsh reality of this team’s identity as there aren’t many natural scorers. The Utah Jazz could very well win the Western Conference this season as they have one of the deepest lineups in the NBA, and not to mention one of the top duos in the league (Mitchell & Gobert). The Jazz have too many players who can make an impact on any given night, but the difference in this game is Quinn Snyder installing one of the top defensive teams in the NBA.

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Anthony’s Pick Utah Jazz +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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