Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/21/2023 – In an eagerly awaited matchup, the Utah Jazz look to end their two-game losing streak when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers away from home. They sit fourth in the Northwest division with 4-9 records after suffering a hard-fought double overtime loss against Phoenix Suns last time. Lauri Markkanen’s stunning 38-point performance against the Suns underlined the Jazz’s determination to improve. Meanwhile, LeBron James led them with 37 points against the Houston Rockets en route to two consecutive wins with the Lakers (8-6 record). Stay informed with our expert NBA picks as we explore this matchup’s dynamics!
|When:||Tuesday, November 21, 10:00 PM ET|
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Utah Jazz are in an unfamiliar spot, holding fourth place in the Northwest division despite sporting an underwhelming 4-9 record and trailing co-leaders Minnesota and Oklahoma City by 5 1/2 games. Lauri Markkanen’s impressive play against Phoenix Suns highlighted their formidable offensive arsenal; leading Utah in scoring with 23.7 average points per game is now an essential contributor.
Utah Jazz: Searching for Redemption
John Collins leads Utah Jazz rebounders with an average rebounding average of 8.7 per game and Talen Horton-Tucker is in charge of playmaking with an average of 4.9 assists per game. Furthermore, four Jazz players average double figures scoring, contributing to their 115.2 points per game average.
A double-overtime loss against the Suns was undoubtedly a test for the Jazz, yet given their history of rebounding from setbacks by covering spreads in four of their last five games, there’s plenty of optimism as they head into Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers Are Riding Their Momentum
Los Angeles Lakers (8-6 and second in the Pacific Division) have enjoyed two straight victories since LeBron James took over as the leading scorer with 25.5 points per game on average, which included his dominating 37-point performance against the Houston Rockets. Anthony Davis contributed 21.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game which added significant scoring and rebounding power.
D’Angelo Russell leads the Lakers as the team’s playmaker with an average of 6.5 assists per game and 112.4 points scored per game, reflecting their well-balanced scoring attack. As they seek their third straight win after taking five of six victories against Jazz this month, this positive momentum should carry forward into their matchup against them.
Anticipated Matchup: Dynamics and Trends
Utah’s recent double-overtime battle against Phoenix showcased their resilience and offensive capabilities, setting the stage for an aggressive effort on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. Utah has covered four out of their last five games against the Lakers without exceeding their spread – this could present them with an intimidating opponent that poses serious competition to the Los Angeles Lakers.
On the other hand, the Lakers, riding high after recent victories and enjoying home-court advantage, will face an uphill task of covering their spread 11 out of 16 times this season. That may give way for Jazz players to exploit.
As Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers prepare to face each other in this titanic clash, their dynamic suggests an engaging matchup. Utah’s desire to return from their recent slump combined with their track record of covering spreads makes for an unpredictable encounter; while the Lakers look to capitalize on home-court advantage.
NBA Latest Odds: LAL -7.5 ; O/U 234.5
Predicting the outcome requires taking into account both teams’ strengths and vulnerabilities. The Jazz could take advantage of defensive holes in LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ game to capitalize on scoring depth opportunities from Utah; conversely, LeBron has all of the firepower to control this contest with ease.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 6 games.
Utah are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Utah are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Utah are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Jazz are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Utah are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games played in November.
Lakers Betting Trends
LA Lakers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 15 games.
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against Utah.
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
LA Lakers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Utah.
Lakers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
LA Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 9 games played in November.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 14 games played on a Tuesday.
Walker Kessler C Is out indefinitely, Elbow
LeBron James SF Is probable Tuesday vs Utah, Calf
Anthony Davis PF Is probable Tuesday vs Utah, Hip
Jarred Vanderbilt SF Is out indefinitely, Heel
Gabe Vincent PG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Jalen Hood-Schifino SG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Pick
The Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers matchup promises an exciting display of NBA prowess. While teams navigate the intricacies of gameplay, our expert NBA picks provide invaluable guidance for keeping ahead of the action. Buckle up for an explosive encounter as Utah and Los Angeles vie for victory and hope that it could change their course on an otherwise turbulent NBA landscape. The best online betting odds are intact for the Utah Jazz to win this game and cover the spread. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Score Prediction: Utah Jazz 111, Los Angeles Lakers 108.