Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/17/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/17/2021 – The Utah Jazz are sitting on top of the entire NBA right now and they hope to keep it that way. They will be facing the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers on the road at the Staples Center located in Los Angeles, California. ESPN will be putting the game live on television this Saturday, April 17 while the tip-off begins at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will also feature the television fee through online live streaming. Both teams are coming in with depleted rosters but NBA odds see that the Utah Jazz will prevail in this match and the heavy favorite against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/17/2021
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/17/2021 Betting Odds
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz has been sitting comfortably on top of the NBA standings with the Phoenix Suns trailing them by 1.5 games. This team even have that margin wider before they lost three of their last ten matches. They have won four of their last five matches and their recent opponents were the OKC Thunder and Indiana Pacers. Donovan Mitchell had 22 points, four rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes of playing time before taken out of the match with an injury. Bojan Bogdanovic filled in for Mitchell as he tallied 24 points to lead the team. Jordan Clarkson is back in the roster and provided 18 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Players to watch: D. Mitchell SG 52 GP 52 GS 33.7 MIN 26.5 PTS 0.9 OR 3.5 DR 4.4 REB 5.3 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 21.52 PER
J. Clarkson PG 51 GP 0 GS 25.4 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.8 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 2.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.7 TO 1.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.89 PER
M. Conley PG 44 GP 44 GS 29.8 MIN 16.5 PTS 0.8 OR 2.7 DR 3.4 REB 5.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2 PF 3 AST/TO 19.21 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are days away from getting Anthony Davis back and the rest of the team managed to hold the fort just falling to the fifth-best record in the NBA Western Conference standings. They managed to split their last ten games to five wins and five losses while trailing the Denver Nuggets by just two games. This team went up against the Boston Celtics during their last match and lost that match, 113-121. Talen Horton-Tucker has stepped up to lead the team with 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Marc Gasol came alive with 18 points.
Players to Watch: L. James SF 41 GP 41 GS 33.9 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.6 OR 7.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.64 PER
A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.52 PER
D. Schroder PG 52 GP 52 GS 31.7 MIN 15.2 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.4 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 2.6 PF 2 AST/TO 13.43 PER.
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/17/2021 Betting Numbers
Utah are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Derrick Favors PF Knee is “?” Saturday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
It is still up in the air if Andre Drummond will be suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers and it is the same for Donovan Mitchell for the Utah Jazz. The sportsbook still has the Jazz as the heavy favorites to win this match against the Lakers.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Lakers if they pull an upset at home is set at +500 while the Jazz are at -700.
ATS: It is a wide 10.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Jazz getting the -10.5 while the Lakers are on the far side with +10.5.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams is set at 219 points with the Jazz going over and the Lakers are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 110, Jazz