The Los Angeles Lakers (8-6) welcome the Utah Jazz (4-9) on Tuesday. Tip from crypto.com Arena is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (TNT). Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Jazz vs. Lakers odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: First meeting; teams split 4 games last season
Utah is on a 2-game skid after dropping consecutive games to the Phoenix Suns including a 140-137 overtime loss on Sunday while covering as a 5.5-point home underdog. F Lauri Markkanen scored a team-high 38 points while adding 17 rebounds for the double-double. F John Collins also added a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The Lakers have won back-to-back games after knocking off the Houston Rockets 105-104 on Sunday while failing to cover as 6.5-point home favorites. F LeBron James scored a game-high and season-high 37 points on 14-of-19 shooting while adding 6 rebounds and 8 assists. F Anthony Davis was the only other starter to scored in double figures adding 27 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double.
Jazz at Lakers odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Jazz +240 (bet $100 to win $240) | Lakers -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Jazz +7.5 (-110) | Lakers -7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 236.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Jazz at Lakers key injuries
- C Walker Kessler (elbow) out
- F Anthony Davis (hip) probable
- G Jalen Hood-Schifino (patella) questionable
- F LeBron James (calf) questionable
- F Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) out
- G Gabe Vincent (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Jazz at Lakers picks and predictions
Lakers 126, Jazz 121
Winning 5 of their last 6 games, there is no value on a Lakers team that is -300 and 6-1 at home playing a Jazz team that is 1-5 on the road this season.
LEAN JAZZ +7.5 (-110).
With James and Davis both not at 100%, the Lakers don’t have many people to step up in their absence. James and Davis led the way in LA’s win against Houston being the only 2 players to score more than 20 points. LA is just 2-5 ATS as favorites in its last 7 games while Utah has covered in its last 3 games as an underdog.
BET OVER 236.5 (-115).
The Over is 10-3 this season for Utah and 7-3 in its last 10 games including 5-1 in its last 6 and 3-0 in its last 3 road games. The Jazz have scored at least 115 points in each of their last 5 games. The Jazz have showcased the ability to push the ball and speed up the pace of games while scoring at a high rate.
For the Lakers, their over is 3-3 in their last 6 games and 2-2 in their last 4 home games.
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