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L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz - 4/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah Jazz at L.A. Lakers
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Lakers +10.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SPEC, ATRM, NBAtv
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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.5 points and 4.2 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.7 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six road games.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.7 points and 2.5 assists while JaVale McGee is averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last eight home games.

The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Northwest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Lakers last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall.

The Utah Jazz are the hottest team in the league right now with wins in 12 of their last 13 games, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 14 points while shooting 52.3 percent from the field. The problem is the Jazz aren't the same team on the road where they are at home, as they win by just 3.3 points and the defense slips a bit. The Lakers have also had some of their best results as of late, winning five of their last eight and fresh off an outright win over the Los Angeles Clippers as 12.5-point underdogs. I'll take the points with the Lakers.

Pick:
L.A. Lakers +10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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