Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Prediction 2/14/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (29-26) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (26-28) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers’ most recent matchup against the Pistons saw LeBron James lead the Lakers with 25 points while shooting 9/15 from the field. D’Angelo Russell also contributed 21 points as the Lakers won by a score of 125-111 vs. the Pistons.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Jazz, the Lakers are above .500 at 29-26. At home, the Lakers are 19-9 while going 10-17 on the road.

Against the spread, the Lakers have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 25-30. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 13-17 vs. the spread while going 12-13 as the underdog.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Warriors with a final score of 129-107. The Jazz turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 63-55.

Coming into today’s game against the Lakers, the Jazz are 26-28 overall and are looking to snap a two game losing streak. On the road, the Jazz are 9-20 compared to their 17-8 record at home this season.

In terms of the spread, Utah currently holds an ATS record of 31-23, which is above .500. This season, Utah has a 10-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 21-19 as underdogs.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

This season, the Los Angeles offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.6 points per game.

On offense, the Lakers are 13th in the league in scoring at 116.6 points per game. This season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.5% of their games. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 6th in the league at 101.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also one of the top teams in two-point shooting at 56% (9th). However, they are just 16th in three-point shooting at 36%.

So far, the Lakers have been one of the most efficient teams at getting to the free-throw line. They are 6th in both free throws made and attempted per game. In terms of offensive rebounding, the Lakers are last in the league with just 8.3 per game.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.6 points per game (12th).

This season, the Jazz are averaging 117.6 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. However, at home, they are scoring 123.2 points per game.

Utah is one of the top offensive rebounding teams in the league, averaging 12.8 offensive boards per game. In terms of pace, they are 10th in the NBA.

So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th in the league at 47%.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 52.7% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.9% and allowing 37.6% from beyond the arc.

Jazz Team Defense

The Jazz’s defense is presently ranked 25th in the league, allowing an average of 120.0 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.5% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Lakers And Jazz

In today’s game, we anticipate LeBron James leading the scoring for the Lakers, contributing 24 points while shooting 9/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.8 points per game, along with 7.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50.1% and is averaging 23.6 points per contest.

Lakers vs Jazz Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Los Angeles has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 117 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 117 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Lakers have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Jazz have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.

Lakers vs Jazz Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5.5, the Lakers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 236.5, and our model predicts the Lakers and Jazz to score a combined 228 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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