The Lakers head to Utah a day after beating the Denver Nuggets 105-96 on the road. Utah battles the Lakers off a 2-day rest. Will the Jazz protect their home court with a win and cover? Or, will LeBron and LAL make it 2 big wins in a row? Keep reading for NBA odds, a preview and a free pick for Lakers vs Jazz!
Lakers vs Jazz 2019 NBA Lines, Game Analysis & Expert Pick
- When: Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
- ATS Odds: Jazz -3
Why the Los Angeles Lakers are a good bet +3?
The Lakers are 9-1 SU on the road. The fact they get points here must surprise. Los Angeles is hot. They’ve won 11-of-12 after beating the Nuggets 105-96. Most believe L.A. wins behind one of the top shooting teams in the NBA. Although that’s true, LAL also ranks 3rd in the NBA in points allowed. The defense and offense could contribute to a big Laker win on Wednesday night.
- Points/G: 119.9
- Field Goal %: 48.1
- 3-Point %: 35.5
- Free Throw %: 74.1
- Rebounds/G: 45.4
- Assists/G: 26.4
- Points/G: 103.7
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 33.1
- Free Throw %: 80.1
- Rebounds/G: 42.6
- Assists/G: 23.4
Why the Utah Jazz is a good bet -3?
Although the Jazz lost their last game, they played well towards the end to gain confidence heading into Wednesday. Philadelphia racked up a 26-point lead before the Jazz rallied. In the end, the 76ers beat the Jazz 103-94. Utah is ice cold. Off their last game, they can get hot enough on Wednesday to win and cover.
- Points/G: 106.1
- Field Goal %: 45.0
- 3-Point %: 37.3
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 46.9
- Assists/G: 21
- Points/G: 105.1
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 34.2
- Free Throw %: 76.5
- Rebounds/G: 44.3
- Assists/G: 20.6
NBA Betting Trends for Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
- The total has gone under is 6 of the Lakers last 6 games
- The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games versus Utah
- Versus a Northwest opponent, the Lakers are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
- Lakers are 0-8 SU in the last 8 games on the road against Utah
- The Jazz is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
- Utah has gone 9-1 SU in their last 10 home games
- Jazz is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games in December
- The under is 4-of-5 in Utah’s last 5 games versus the Lakers
Lakers vs Jazz Final NBA Betting Analysis
All NBA basketball handicappers should know this angle: a better team often gets points in the second of a back-to-back. That’s the angle here. The Lakers dominated the Nuggets on Tuesday night. They get odds versus the icy Jazz on Wednesday night.
The Jazz has lost 4-of-5. Yet for some reason, they are -3 favorites. Homecourt means something. It doesn’t mean this much. Even though the Jazz is 9-1 SU in their last 10 home games, the Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 in Utah.
The Lakers should beat the Jazz straight up. Taking the points is a no-brainer.
NBA Free Pick: Lakers +3