The Lakers come into this game as the underdog, sitting at +165 on the moneyline. They are currently 9th in the Western Conference with a record of 29-26, and have won two straight games. The Jazz are favored by 5.5 points and have a record of 26-28.

This Western Conference matchup is set to tip-off at 9:00 ET in Salt Lake City. The Lakers (+5.5) are 4th in the Pacific Division, while the Jazz (-200) are 11th in the West and have lost two straight.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +5.5

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-111 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 11 threes.

Will Los Angeles Make it Happen on the Road?

The Lakers have won two straight games and will look to continue their success as 5.5-point underdogs against the Jazz. In the Western Conference, the Lakers are currently 9th and have a record of 29-26.

On the road, the Lakers have a record of 10-17 and have gone 11-16 ATS. However, they have covered the spread in their last two road games.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 30-25, and their games have averaged 233.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 236.5.

In their last game, the Lakers defeated the Pistons by a score of 125-111. The O/U line for that game was 243 points, and the Lakers were favored by 11.5 points.

On offense, the Lakers are 13th in the league in scoring at 116.6 points per game. However, they are 30th in offensive rebounds at 8.3 per game. In terms of pace, they 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 6th in free throw attempts per game, making an average of 19.2 per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Lakers are 16th in three-point percentage at 36%.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA average in 45.5% of their games. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 9th in the league at 56%. However, they are 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes at 11.3 per game.

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 117.0 points per game. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 13.4 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.7 rejections per game.

Can the Jazz Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Utah’s O/U record for the season is 30-23-1, and their games have averaged 237.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 236.5.

The Jazz have gone 21-19 ATS as the underdog this season and are 15-25 straight-up. As the favorite, they are 10-4 vs. the spread and 11-3 straight-up. Their ATS record at home is 18-7, compared to 13-16 on the road.

Currently, the Jazz are 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 26-28. In the Northwest Division, they are in 4th place. Utah has lost their last two games, most recently falling to the Warriors by a score of 129-107.

Looking at their ATS record, the Jazz are 31-23 for the season and have failed to cover in their last two games. In non-conference games, they are 13-8 compared to 13-20 against the Western Conference.

This season, the Jazz are averaging 117.6 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. However, they have been even better at home, where they are averaging 123.2 points per game (4th).

So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59.3% of their games. In terms of pace, Utah is 10th in the league with an average of 100.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Jazz are 19th in the NBA at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 13th in three-point makes but just 22nd in three-point shooting percentage.

On defense, the Jazz come into the game ranked 25th in the league in points allowed at 120.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 125 points per contest (17th). Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.6% and 38.5% from three-point territory.