Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz odds, picks and predictions
The Los Angeles Lakers (40-38) and the Utah Jazz (36-42) meet on Tuesday at Vivint Arena. The announcement is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET. Below, we analyze the BetMGM Sportsbook lines on the Lakers vs. Jazz odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Lakers capped the spread as 12-point favorites on Sunday with a 134-109 win at the Houston Rockets. C Anthony Davis had 40 points for LA, which is tied with the New Orleans Pelicans for the 7th seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles is 6-1 straight up in its last 7 games, tied with New Orleans and trailing the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors by half a game for the 6th seed.
The Jazz were held to a paltry 7.5 points on Sunday in a 111-110 loss at the Brooklyn Nets. Utah rallied by 23 points in the 4th quarter and closed the game on a 40-18 run.
The Jazz lead the season series 2-0 head-to-head and against the spread with Over hitting in both meetings. Utah covered as a 7-point favorite at home 139-116 while Over (224) cashed in the most recent meeting on November 7th.
Lakers at odds Jazz
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Moneyline (ML): Lakers -450 (bet $450 to win $100) | Jazz +350 ($100 bet to win $350) Against the Spread (ATS): Lakers -9.5 (-110) | Jazz +9.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 236.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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The Lakers’ key injuries to the Jazz
C Anthony Davis (foot) probable F LeBron James (foot) questionable G D’Angelo Russell (foot) probable
G Jordan Clarkson (hand) F Rudy Gay (back) out C Walker Kessler (concussion protocol) F Lauri Markkanen (hand) questionable G Collin Sexton (snail) questionable
For the latest updates: Official NBA Injury Report.
Lakers at Jazz picks and predictions
Lakers 122, Jazz 118
Utah should fight to beat Los Angeles (-450) for the third time this season, but the Lakers are being slightly overrated on the money line. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
Against the spread
BET JAZZ +9.5 (-110).
The Lakers have been entered as favorites in 5 of their last 6 games and have been among the best teams in the West to bet on recently. However, they are being overrated in this country and the line has also grown since it opened closer to the Lakers -6 around the industry.
Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and should be able to keep it close against an overrated Lakers team that can look forward to their matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
BET OVER 236.5 (-110).
Over is 4-0 in Los Angeles last 4 games and 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games.
The over has hit in 4 of Utah’s last 5 home games and 4 of the last 5 meetings between these teams. Look for these 2 offenses to continue scoring high and help the over hit once again on Tuesday.
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