Lakers vs Utah: prediction for the NBA match
After a few consecutive victories Lakers started to lose again. In three most recent matches Lakers suffered three defeats, they were beaten by Memphis (119:127), Sacramento (116:125) and Denver (96:133).
Frank Vogel's men are still playing without Anthony Davis. Before the start of the regular season Lakers' coaching staff considered Davis, along with LeBron James, team's main offensive force with Westbrook as another option. But Davis' health issues seriously weakened the team, so Lakers' performance worsened.
Utah managed to put an end to their losing streak, which consisted of four matches. One day ago, Jazzmen failed to beat Denver. Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic completely destroyed the Nuggets' defense. This duo scored 52 points combined, collected nine rebounds and gave nine assists. Rudy Gobert put up a great defensive performance in this game. Frenchman collected 19 rebounds.
After a 125:102 victory Quin Snyder's men rose back to the 3rd spot in the conference. They managed to get around Memphis. In the next match Utah will try to extend their success.
Utah failed to beat that total in 3 out of 4 matches
Frenchman averages under 15,2 points per game on away matches
Utah is a much better club now. Quin Snyder managed to build a very strong team. Lakers are not looking so great now. They are too dependable from their key players. We don't think that team from Los Angeles will be able to record a victory.
Our prediction - Utah to win with a handicap of (-3) points
In the most recent match Lakers scored only 96 points. Sometimes Vogel's men are just unable to put up a good offensive performance. We are not expecting a better result from them this time. We don't think that teams will beat the total of 236,5 points.
Our second bet is on total under 236,5 points