Free Picks - L.A. Lakers vs Utah Jazz

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Jordan Sharp

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:17 PM GMT

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 5:17 PM GMT

The Lakers are coming off another loss and now they have to play the Jazz in Utah on no rest. They have played the Jazz well this season, but tonight it will be a different story. Back the Jazz for your NBA Picks. 

   L.A. Lakers vs Utah Jazz

 

The Lakers played last night and once again got their Asses handed to them in the second half. This has become a trend for the Lakers getting beaten in the third and fourth quarters, but for our purposes tonight, they look like another team to fade against the Jazz.

Utah comes into this one rested and ready to rock the Lakers ATS tonight. The Lakers are only 4-6 ATS when playing on no rest this season, but they are only 2-5 ATS when playing on the road on the second night of a back to back and one of those wins came in November when back to backs don’t mean as much.

Without D’Angelo Russell, the Lakers’ offense might not even get to 90 points against the Jazz. Julius Randle is good but he won’t be any match for the Jazz frontcourt and outside of him, the Lakers have very little scoring.

This will be the fourth meeting between these two teams this season, but the Jazz wasn't healthy for most of those first games, but tonight outside of Rodney Hood they should be ready to suffocate the Lakers. With the Lakers coming off the back to back as well, I am banking on the Jazz winning the first half and the game in this one.

 

Free NBA Pick: Jazz -7½ 1H and -12½ Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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