Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Odds and Preview – January 17th, 2022

The Bulls have been one of the hottest teams this season. However, their performance started to decline in the past weeks. They picked up four losses in their last five games. But despite the slowdown, the Bulls remain on top of the Eastern Conference. Monday pits them against a thriving Grizzlies squad. The hosts cut off an 11-game winning streak after a tough home loss to the Mavs. This will be their final home game before hitting the road for four contests.

That said, Nitrobetting brings you a full preview of the Bulls vs. Grizzlies contest, including team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions.

Jazz vs. Lakers Game Information

  • When: Monday, January 17, 2022, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: KSL Radio 102.7 FM (Jazz) / 710 ESPNLA (Lakers)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Jazz (-4.5) / Lakers (+4.5)
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Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?

Utah now tops the league with 115.1 points per game on 47.6% shooting. This goes with a league-high 56.3% effective field goal shooting that emphasizes a 57.3% two-point and 36.8% three-point shooting percentage. The team’s lineup is running full throttle, with Donovan Mitchell leading the scoring numbers. The guard averages 25.82 points per game, while Bojan Bogdanovic is right behind him with 18.0 PPG.

The Jazz pride themselves on being a two-way team. Defensively, they limit opponents to 107.6 points (12th) on 44.9% shooting (12th) per game. The squad does well defending the perimeter and limits 33.8% opponent three-point shooting percentage. Moreover, the team averages 55.1 total rebounds (third) per game that could threaten the hosts in this matchup.

Backup center Hasaan Whiteside is the only player to miss the game. The visitors step inside the Crypto.com Arena with a healthy starting lineup, while Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gay, and Eric Paschall add another layer of depth.

Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Lakers have been inconsistent since the start of the season, moving up and down the ranks. However, they remain the fifth-highest scoring team in the league with 111.7 points per game. Their offense records 46.5% shooting (ninth) on a 53.3% effective field goal (11th) percentage. Although these numbers might not match the Jazz, it should be enough to put pressure on their upcoming opponents. Moreover, we expect the Lakers to utilize their strength in the paint with 48.0 points in the paint per game average (eighth).

Defensively, the Lakers have more to offer on the rebounding end. The team averages 54.2 total rebounds (sixth) per game. Their blocking percentage can also help keep things close. The Purple and Gold record 5.7 blocks (seventh) per game. As a team, the Lakers allow 113.3 points (127th) on 45.2% shooting (15th) in 43 contests.

Lakers Leading scorer LeBron James is under observation with an abdominal strain, which puts him day-to-day. Big man Anthony Davis also needs more time to recover from his MCL injury. Russell Westbrook is expected to take the scoring helm for the hosts, with the help of Malik Monk, Avery Bradley, and Trevor Ariza.

Jazz vs. Lakers Betting Trends

  • The Jazz is 2-2 in the last four regular-season games against the Lakers (2-2 ATS).
  • The Jazz is 6-4 in the last ten regular-season road games (6-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Jazz’s last four regular-season road games against the Lakers.
  • The Lakers are 4-1 in the last five regular-season games at the STAPLES Center/Crypto.com Arena (3-2 ATS).
  • The Lakers are 2-2 in the last four regular-season games against the Jazz (2-2 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Lakers’ last five regular-season games against the Jazz.

Jazz vs. Lakers Expert Betting Prediction

The Lakers have to pick up every win they can get to get out of the Play-In region. They found stability in the recent week but fell in a slump recently. It would be tough to snap the losing streak when up against a more consistent squad, but having the support of the Crypto.com Arena crowd might play to their advantage. Covering the spread should be doable for the Lakers while keeping their winning chances alive against a tougher team. Meanwhile, the Jazz found their groove back on the road following a 125-102 victory against the Nuggets. They take on ‘Showtime’ as the game’s favorite on Monday night.

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