Lakers vs. Jazz Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Lakers vs. Jazz Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Utah Jazz (37-44) will need a huge game from leading scorer Kelly Olynyk (12.3 ppg) when they face the Los Angeles Lakers (42-39) as 16-point underdogs for their meeting on April 9, 2023. The game has a point total of 234.

Lakers vs. Jazz Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -1585
  • Jazz odds to win: +908
  • Spread: Lakers (-16)
  • Total: 234

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ESPN, SportsNet LA, and SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Jazz?

Lakers and Jazz Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Lakers and the Jazz combine to average 0.1 more points per game than the total of 234 set for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.5 more points per game (234.5) than this game’s over/under of 234 points.

The Lakers’ average point total in matchups this season is 233.6, 0.4 points below the total in this game.

Utah’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 235 points, one more than the point total in this matchup.

Los Angeles is 40-38-3 against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Jazz have compiled a 46-35-0 record against the spread.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a +36 scoring differential, putting up 117 points per game (ninth in the league) and giving up 116.6 (19th in the NBA).

The 45.7 rebounds per game the Lakers average rank sixth in the NBA. Their opponents grab 44.9 per contest.

Los Angeles connects on 10.7 three-pointers per game (26th in the league), 1.9 fewer than its opponents (12.6). It is shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc (25th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 34.4%.

The Lakers record 111.7 points per 100 possessions (21st in the league), while giving up 111.5 points per 100 possessions (12th in the NBA).

The Lakers have scored at a lower clip when playing at home than on the road in the 2022-23 season (116.8 at home versus 117.3 on the road), and have allowed fewer points in home games than on the road (113.7 opponent points per home game versus 119.4 on the road).

Jazz Stats & Insights

The Jazz have a -66 scoring differential, putting up 117.1 points per game (sixth in league) and giving up 117.9 (24th in NBA).

Utah ranks fifth in the NBA at 45.9 rebounds per game. That’s 2.5 more than the 43.4 its opponents average.

The Jazz hit 13.4 three-pointers per game (seventh-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.4 on average.

The Jazz average 112.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (12th in league), and concede 113.8 points per 100 possessions (20th in NBA).

In 2022-23 Utah is averaging 1.8 more points per game at home (118) than on the road (116.2).

Lakers Key Players to Watch

LeBron James leads active Lakers players in scoring, tallying 28.8 points per game to go with 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists.

Anthony Davis adds 26.1 points, 2.6 assists and 12.5 rebounds per contest. D’Angelo Russell puts up 17.8 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds a game.

The Lakers get 2.9 three-pointers per game out of Malik Beasley.

Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis swats two shots per contest.

Jazz Key Players to Watch

The Jazz go-to guy, Olynyk, leads active Jazz players in both scoring (12.3 points per game) and assists (3.7 assists per game).

Walker Kessler has per-game averages of 9.2 points, 0.9 assists and 8.4 rebounds this season.

Olynyk hits 1.3 threes per game.

The Jazz’s defensive effort gets a boost from Olynyk (0.9 steals per game) and Kessler (2.3 blocks per game).

Lakers vs. Jazz Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Jazz (+ 16)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (234)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 120 – Jazz 114

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