The Utah Jazz will take on Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA League on Wednesday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, with Jazz aiming to secure the playoff spot in the Western Conference and Lakers are looking forward for a third victory after beating Kings and Wizards in their previous games.
Jazz heads to this contest after their victory over the Phoenix Suns 125 – 92, while Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Washington Wizards 124 – 106 in their last game.
Utah Jazz thrashed Phoenix Suns 125-92 despite Devin Booker remarkable 59-point haul in Salt Lake City. Jazz made a confident start in the game, locking up a 5-point lead after the first quarter and increased to 19 at the first half. But in the second half, the Suns managed to cut the lead to 14 points in the third quarter. Again, Utah came back strong in the last quarter to seal the deal.
The Lakers dominated the game from start to the finish to register a simple victory over Wizards. The Wizards led for an initial six minutes before the Lakers scored six straight points to take a 19-17 lead in the first quarter and then Lakers never trailed gain. The team lead scorers were Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (29 points),
LeBron James (23 points), JaVale McGee (20 points), and Kyle Kuzma (15 points).
NBA 2019 Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview and Prediction
The Utah (44-30) are placed sixth in the Western Conference, while the Lakers (33-41) sits eleventh in the Western Conference. Utah and Lakers have played twice this season and the series is split 1-1.
The Utah Jazz are in exceptional form over the last few weeks, winning four of their last five games in the NBA League. The club were on a four game wining streak which ended with a defeat to Atlanta Hawks, but they bounced back in their next two games having registered crucial wins over the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Phoenix Suns in their last five games The club came this contest with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games and a 24-12 record at home.
Despite the five consecutive loss, the Lakers came back with two straight wins and finished the games really strong. Overall, the club are in terrible form this season and are officially eliminated from playoff contention. LA Lakers heads this contest with a 3-7 record in their last 10 games and are 13-24 in away games this season.
Both teams is coming off with plenty of confidence after performing exceptionally well in recent weeks. Lakers are undoubtedly a dangerous side on their day, but the team appears weak for the strong squad Jazz here. We expect Jazz will win with a good margin.
NBA 2019 Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview and Prediction: Utah Jazz Spread -12 @ 1.82 at 888 Sports