When: 10:00 EST, February 24th, 2021
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Point Spread: Jazz -8.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 220
Home Record: 14-2
Los Angeles Lakers
Road Record: 13-3
Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Day Preview
The Utah Jazz are for real. I understand that some aren’t yet sold on this team, but they are the real deal. The team plays with passion, has a superstar closer, a defensive stud and a formidable bench. In a very real way they are what the Los Angeles Lakers were to start the season. Unfortunately for them, they will be without their defensive stud in Anthony Davis.
I feel as if I have already given a pretty good scouting report on the Jazz. Oh wait, I forgot to add that they are well coached as well. It’s the “kiss of death” to say a team has no weakness, so I wont say it. But, if you’re thinking it now and something bad happens to the Jazz, don’t blame me. This is a team that seemed to have chemistry issues last season. Remember, Gobert made light of the virus we are all now living under. Credit to the coaching staff and the players themselves for moving past that and displaying great team chemistry. Winning tends to cure all ills.
The Jazz are in first place in the tough Western Conference. They lost only twice in their last 23 games. They are healthy and they are home.
Los Angeles Lakers
It’s not right to say the Lakers are in trouble. After all, they are third in the Western Conference at 22-10. They still employ LeBron James who remains good at basketball. Correction, very good at basketball. But, this is a league that demands multiple players who are very good and right now the Lakers have only one. The limp into Utah with a 1-4 record over their last five games. Making matters worse, James has been playing a lot of minutes out of necessity which may come back to haunt the team later.
In addition to facing the best team in the Association without Davis, the Lakers will be without Dennis Schroder due to health and safety protocol. That means the Lakers will be without two starters as they try to avoid a four game losing streak.
Jazz Vs Lakers Facts
- Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as road underdog
- Jazz are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game
- Lakers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games as an underdog
Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Lakers Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
The below picks were made under the guidance of the NBA gurus at the Peach Basket!
Jazz 117 Lakers 111
- 10 PT Pick – Donovan Mitchell OVER 27.5 PTS
- 9 PT Pick – Rudy Gobert OVER 16,5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick – LeBron James WILL HAVE A Triple Double