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2022 NBA Handicapping
(36-21) Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (26-31)
Date: Wednesday, February 16th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -200 | Lakers +198 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
Wednesday, February 16th finds the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers playing in the second of three meetings this season. LA won 101-95 in the initial meeting on January 17th. The final game will occur on March 31st in Utah.
Utah last played on Monday pummeling the Rockets 135-101 while the Lakers have been off since Saturday following their 115-117 loss to the Warriors.
All-time the Lakers hold the advantage winning 112 of 190 matches. Last season the teams played three times with the Jazz winning two of the three contests in the season series.
Rudy Gobert returned to the lineup and the effect was noteworthy as Utah pounded the Rockets scoring 135 points but also held them to 101 points.
That he’s back just before the break means he should be able to participate in Cleveland along with teammate Donovan Mitchell in the big game on Sunday although they’ll be on opposing sides.
In fact, five sets of teammates will line up across from each other with Mitchell, DeRozan, Curry, Paul, Antetokounmpo on Team LeBron while Gobert, LaVine, Wiggins, Booker, and Middleton are on Team Durant.
The exception is Garland and Allen of the Cavs but the latter was an injury replacement.
In Gobert’s return to the court, he played 22 minutes registering 14 points and seven rebounds. After losing 11 of 13 games the Jazz have shifted their momentum winning six in a row.
Rudy Gay (knee) is downgraded to out Wednesday versus the Lakers and is the only Jazz player on the injured list.
Los Angeles Lakers
Straddling the end of 2021 and entering 2022 the Lakers seemed to be getting things on track posting a four-game win streak but have struggled since. They’ve registered three separate losing streaks of three games including the one they are on now.
Since January 9th the Lakers are 5-12 with one of those victories coming versus the Jazz who were mired in their own losing streak at the time.
LeBron James is trying to keep his team competitive but he’s 37 and carrying a heavy load while Anthony Davis looks like the best player in the NBA some nights and then fades into the background the next.
James will be the sole representative for the Lakers in Cleveland at the All-Star Game once again as the leading vote-getter hence he’ll captain Team LeBron on Sunday.
Despite the Lakers playing well on Saturday, it was a bit of fools gold as the Dubs were missing Draymond Green and the whistle in the fourth quarter was so biased the refs should’ve been wearing Lakers jerseys.
LeBron James (knee) is questionable, Anthony Davis (wrist) is probable while Avery Bradley is out Wednesday. Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) and Kendrick Nunn (knee) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz are 6-4 in their last 10 meetings against each other
- The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 matches
- The over/under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head matches
- Utah is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games
- The Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah’s last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Lakers’ last 5 games.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
With the Jazz streaking and Gobert back it’s hard to imagine the Lakers can stop this freight train.
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