Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers, 04/08/2020

Best Sportsbooks 2020

  • New Jersey
  • Most popular
  • Pennsylvania
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Colorado
  • Illinois


NBA is Back!
Bet $20 to win $100 on the team of your choosing in any matchup to start the NBA season!
Claim Bonus

Los Angeles Lakers Preview 

A win Monday against Utah at The Arena near Orlando would clinch the top playoff seed in the West for the Lakers (50-15). LA has split games so far in the bubble, edging the Clippers 103-101 on Thursday before falling 107-92 to the Raptors on Saturday.  

The Lakers began the eight-game stretch in Florida with the hardest schedule among the Western teams, with a .625 cumulative winning percentage among their opponents. The Lakers won both earlier games against Utah this season — 95-86 at home on Oct. 25 and 121-96 in Salt Lake City on Dec. 4 — and have a chance to sweep the season series from the Jazz for the first time since 1986.  

The Lakers have shot just 37.2 percent in the bubble, with LeBron James going 13-for-34 (38.2 percent) and Anthony Davis 10-for-26 (38.5 percent). Kyle Kuzma has come off the bench to score 16 points in each game. 

Utah Jazz Preview 

The Jazz (42-24) would have opened the Western playoffs as the No. 4 seed had the postseason begun Sunday. Like the Lakers, Utah has won a close one in the bubble (106-104 over the Pelicans) and lost a blowout (110-94 to the Thunder).  

The Jazz have gone just 16-for-65 on 3-pointers (24.6 percent) since the restart, with star guards Donovan Mitchell (2-for-8) and Mike Conley (3-for-10) both struggling. Mitchell has averaged 16.5 points in the two games, Conley 16.0. Former Laker Jordan Clarkson has been the team’s leading scorer at 17.0 points per game off the bench, but even he has struggled from beyond the arc (3-for-13).  

The Jazz are playing without injured Bojan Bogdanovic, who had 23 points and shot 6-for-10 on 3’s the last time Utah met the Lakers in December. The Jazz had beaten the Lakers in 13 of their last 16 meetings before losing both earlier head-to-heads this season. 

NBA
Nov 28, 2021
NBA Special Christmas Offer from DraftKings
12:21 PM ET
Our friends at DraftKings are in the holiday spirit! New users who make a deposit between Dec. 23-25 get a $25 ticket[...]
NBA
Nov 28, 2021
NBA Opening Night Special Offer from DraftKings
12:21 PM ET
The NBA is (almost) back! On Dec. 22 the 2020-21 regular season tips off with two exciting contests: the Warriors in Brooklyn[...]
NBA
Nov 28, 2021
How Does Klay Thompson’s Injury Impact NBA Futures?
12:21 PM ET
Moments before the 2020 NBA Draft began on Wednesday night, shocking news broke that Golden State Warriors supertstar star guard Klay Thompson[...]
NBA
Nov 28, 2021
Chris Paul, Jrue Holiday Trades Impact NBA Futures
12:21 PM ET
When the NBA lifted its trade freeze on Monday, three trades caused significant movement in the NBA futures market. On Monday, the[...]
NBA
Oct 11, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Betting Preview
7:30 PM ET The Arena, Orlando, USA
Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers failed to clinch their first NBA title in 10 years on Friday night and will give it[...]
NBA
Oct 9, 2020
Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview
9:00 PM ET The Arena, Orlando, USA
Friday, October9, 2020, AdventHealth Arena, Kissimmee, Florida, 9 p.m. ET Heat at Lakers Betting Preview: Heat (+7/-105), Lakers (-7/-115) Miami Heat Much[...]

New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz, 30/07/2020

Best Sportsbooks 2020

  • New Jersey
  • Most popular
  • Pennsylvania
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Colorado
  • Illinois


NBA is Back!
Bet $20 to win $100 on the team of your choosing in any matchup to start the NBA season!
Claim Bonus


New Orleans Pelicans Preview 

Brandon Ingram exploded for 49 points and led the Pelicans to a win over the Utah Jazz in the team’s previous meeting. That was before rookie Zion Williamson hit full stride and started a sprint of a Rookie of the Year campaign.  

Williamson, who briefly left the NBA’s campus at Walt Disney World Resort to tend to a family matter, is expected in the lineup Thursday. The Pelicans, 28-36 overall, don’t have room to lose any games during this playoff seeding portion of the schedule.  

They’re chasing the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference, which could potentially set up a Williamson-LeBron James first-round matchup. 

Utah Jazz Preview

Rudy Gobert understands why he received the attention, but he’s feeling fortunate the NBA headlines are about to shift focus from his misfortune in March. Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus on March 11, when the NBA immediately paused the season

.  

Now more than four months later, the league is stationed near Orlando as the Jazz, refreshed from the hiatus, also take on a new look. Second-leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic is out for the season. He averaged 20.2 points per game but required wrist surgery in May. The Jazz won the first two meetings this season between these teams. 

NBA
Nov 28, 2021
NBA Special Christmas Offer from DraftKings
12:21 PM ET
Our friends at DraftKings are in the holiday spirit! New users who make a deposit between Dec. 23-25 get a $25 ticket[...]
NBA
Nov 28, 2021
NBA Opening Night Special Offer from DraftKings
12:21 PM ET
The NBA is (almost) back! On Dec. 22 the 2020-21 regular season tips off with two exciting contests: the Warriors in Brooklyn[...]
NBA
Nov 28, 2021
How Does Klay Thompson’s Injury Impact NBA Futures?
12:21 PM ET
Moments before the 2020 NBA Draft began on Wednesday night, shocking news broke that Golden State Warriors supertstar star guard Klay Thompson[...]
NBA
Nov 28, 2021
Chris Paul, Jrue Holiday Trades Impact NBA Futures
12:21 PM ET
When the NBA lifted its trade freeze on Monday, three trades caused significant movement in the NBA futures market. On Monday, the[...]
NBA
Oct 11, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Betting Preview
7:30 PM ET The Arena, Orlando, USA
Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers failed to clinch their first NBA title in 10 years on Friday night and will give it[...]
NBA
Oct 9, 2020
Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview
9:00 PM ET The Arena, Orlando, USA
Friday, October9, 2020, AdventHealth Arena, Kissimmee, Florida, 9 p.m. ET Heat at Lakers Betting Preview: Heat (+7/-105), Lakers (-7/-115) Miami Heat Much[...]