The Los Angeles Lakers have been an entirely different team over the past month, trying to forge an identity with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis injured.
The leaders of the team in that time have been point guard Dennis Schroder and forward Kyle Kuzma.
In a tough matchup against a staunch Utah Jazz defense, it's Schroder that will need to carry the Lakers.
Dennis Schroder Stats
Prop bet odds on WynnBet have Schroder projected to lead the Lakers in scoring tonight. His over/under for points is set at 16.5, with the -108 odds on the over suggesting that he's about a coin-flip to go over or under that total.
Kyle Kuzma Stats
Also sitting near 50-50 is the projection of 14.5 points for Kuzma, which ranks second on the team behind Schroder and ahead of third-placed Andre Drummond's 13.5. Basically what Vegas is saying here is Schroder will outscore Kuzma tonight.
Looking at the Lakers' scoring without LeBron/AD, those numbers track. Schroder has averaged 16.9 points per game, while Kuzma has averaged 15.6.
Schroder just torched the Jazz for 25 points in their last meeting, while Kuzma finished with 13. Even more tellingly, Kuzma only got up 6 field goal attempts in that game, while Schroder led the team with 24.
If you expect this game to look anything like Friday's matchup, Schroder's over/under has to look pretty appealing.