2018 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
January 11, 2019
Los Angeles at Utah
Friday 01/11 10:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 216.5 -105 (risk 1 to return 1.95) RESULT: WIN
The Lakers are still without two key offensive cogs in LeBron James and Rajon Rondo. Coach Luke Walton has demanded more defense this week and the team has responded with a 107-97 win at Dallas and a 113-100 victory over Detroit. They allowed 30 second-half points and 41.9% shooting at Dallas and held the Pistons to 14-of-44 shooting from long range. The Lakers are on a 25-10 run UNDER the total, ranked sixth in the league in field goal shooting defense, and top 10 at defending beyond the arc. They face a Utah squad that is all about defense, fourth in points allowed, and are coming in off a win over Orlando, allowing 93 points and 39.8% shooting. Utah is on a 10-3-1 run UNDER the total, 10-2-1 UNDER after scoring 100+ points in their previous game. And when these teams clash, the UNDER is 13-6-2 in this building. Back the UNDER in this one.