Jazz Vs Lakers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 17, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 17, 2021

The Utah Jazz (42-14) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (34-22) in a matchup of Northwest Division teams at Staples Center, tipping off at 4:30 PM ET on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Lakers are 7.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the matchup is set at 216.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 17, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Lakers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 17

Donovan Mitchell: Day To Day (Ankle),
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle),
Derrick Favors: Out (Knee)

Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Andre Drummond: Day To Day (Toe),
Markieff Morris: Day To Day (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (+7.5)
Total Pick Over (216.5)
Prediction Jazz 113, Lakers 108

The model favors the Jazz by 5.0 points, just 2.5 fewer than the 7.5-point spread set by DraftKings.

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 3.6 points lower than the model projection.

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Jazz Key Players

Donovan Mitchell 53 26.4 4.4 5.2 1.0 0.3 3.4
Jordan Clarkson 52 17.2 3.9 2.2 0.9 0.2 3.0
Mike Conley 45 16.4 3.3 5.7 1.3 0.2 2.8
Bojan Bogdanovic 56 15.4 4.0 1.8 0.5 0.1 2.4
Rudy Gobert 56 14.4 13.6 1.3 0.5 2.9 0.0

Jazz Player Props

  • Donovan Mitchell’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 46.5, 10.4 higher than his season average of 36.1.
  • Rudy Gobert’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 37.5, 8.2 greater than his season average of 29.3.
  • Mitchell’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Gobert’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.6 blocks higher than his season average of 2.9.

Lakers Key Players

LeBron James 41 25.4 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Andre Drummond 30 16.1 12.8 2.3 1.6 1.1 0.0
Dennis Schroder 52 15.3 3.4 5.4 1.2 0.2 1.1
Montrezl Harrell 56 14.2 6.6 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ points prop over/under for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.9 points lower than his season average of 25.4.
  • Andre Drummond’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 9.7 less than his season average of 31.2.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Anthony Davis’ blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Shooting Trends

  • The Jazz are shooting 46.6% from the field this season, 1.1 percentage points higher than the 45.5% the Lakers allow to opponents.
  • Utah is 26-10-1 against the spread and 33-4 overall when it shoots better than 45.5% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 18-9 against the spread and 23-4 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 46.6% from the field.
  • The Lakers have shot at a 47.4% rate from the field this season, 2.9 percentage points above the 44.5% shooting opponents of the Jazz have averaged.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 23-15 record against the spread and a 27-11 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 44.5% from the field.
  • When Utah’s opponents shoot over 47.4% from the field, it is 29-9-1 against the spread and 36-3 overall.
  • The Jazz’s 38.9% three-point shooting percentage this season is 4.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Lakers have shot from beyond the arc (34.5%).
  • Utah has a 27-13-1 record against the spread and a 34-7 record overall when the team knocks down more than 34.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 21-20 against the spread and 29-12 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 38.9% from deep.
  • The Lakers are making 35.6% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is only 1.2 percentage points greater than the 34.4% the Jazz’s opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Los Angeles is 17-8 ATS and 19-6 overall when the team makes more than 34.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah has a 24-7-1 ATS record and a 29-3 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 35.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Jazz make 16.8 three-pointers per game this season, 5.7 more makes per game than the Lakers allow (11.1).
  • Utah has gone 31-13-1 against the spread and 37-8 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Los Angeles hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 8-19 ATS and 11-16 straight up.
  • The Jazz make the most three-pointers in the league, while the Lakers allow the second-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Jazz vs Lakers Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Lakers AVG Lakers Rank
3rd 117 Points Scored 109.8 23rd
3rd 107.6 Points Allowed 105.9 2nd
1st 48.5 Rebounds 44.6 7th
3rd 10.9 Off. Rebounds 9.6 16th
1st 16.8 3pt Made 11.1 24th
23rd 23.4 Assists 24.6 16th
14th 13.3 Turnovers 15.1 30th

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