Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Lakers vs Jazz Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Utah Jazz on Saturday January 16 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Los Angeles Lakers (9-32) vs. Utah Jazz (17-22)
Date: Sautrday January 16
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 190.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers head into Utah Saturday night to do battle with Gordon Hayward and the Jazz.
Both teams were in action on Wednesday and flopped late in the game as they both played tough in the first half.
The Jazz fell by just 2 points to the Kings, while the Lakers saw Steph Curry and company completely turn the game around in the 4th quarter as they ended up getting routed.
The Lakers have continued to battle injury after injury in what is setting up as another horrible season for them.
Kobe Bryant was at least healthy enough to play in his final game inside Oracle Arena as him and Steph Curry went at it one last time. Bryant finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists as the Lakers were outscored by 15 points in the 2nd half.
Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams both played phenomenal games for LA as they finished with 22 and 21 points, respectively.
Not that the Lakers have been any better at home, but their road woes continue as they just can’t seem to find any steam when playing away from home. The loss against Golden State put them at just 4-20 SU away from the Staples Center.
Los Angeles fell in the last meeting to the Jazz inside the Staples Center last Sunday, but played without both Kobe Bryant and D’Angelo Russell.
The Jazz are going to compete for one of the lower seeds in the NBA Western Conference, but losing home games to teams they should be beating won’t help that cause later on the season.
Utah had a major setback as they fell to DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night 103-101 as they saw Sacramento hit the game winning shot with just 4.1 left on the clock.
Gordon Hayward will look for a bounce back game here as he struggled from the field against the Kings. Hayward did manage 21 points, but shot just 4 of 17 from the field.
He was helped out by Rookies Trey Lyles and Raul Neto, who both scored career highs in points. Lyles put in 19 and Neto had 13.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 6-16 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Lakers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Jazz are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free NBA Prediction:
It’s very tough to judge the Lakers when handicapping. On game day, they can end up having multiple guys sit out, like the matchup with Utah last Sunday where it was announced that Bryant and Russell would both sit out.
Also in this spot, the Lakers have been horrendous on the road, with Utah actually playing pretty well at home.
With Los Angeles playing a game on Sunday too at home against the Rockets, keeping Kobe Bryant out could always be an option too. There is just too much to look at here on the Lakers side that can cause problems.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah -7.5
Look for Hayward to have a big bounce back game here. He shot terribly from the field against the Kings and should be able to pick apart a weak Lakers defense.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 109 – Los Angeles 97
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