The first and second seed of the Western Conference meets this Wednesday, February 24, for their first match of the NBA Regular Season. This is where the heavy hitters come to play, and everyone is excited for the story to unfold. We find a very determined Utah team that wants to top the conference, trailed by last season’s NBA Champions.
Of course, the hottest games come with the hottest betting markets, and the Lakers vs. Jazz odds are no exception to that. The small margins that separate these two teams make it all the more exciting to predict the outcome of the match as well as the other betting options that come with it.
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Lakers vs. Jazz Game Information
- When: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) / KZNS (Jazz)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -357 / -8 (-112) / Under 219.5 (-110)
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers begin to face challenges in the regular season, with the latest one coming in the form of a loss against the Miami Heat. This is their third defeat in four games since losing Anthony Davis to a calf strain and a recurring Achilles tendonitis, affecting the NBA betting lines as well.
Being the veteran on the team and the biggest name in the NBA, LeBron James will always draw flak. Now that they have to play without their other star player, he has to pick between scoring and helping his teammates produce the numbers, putting more pressure on the forward. Despite all that, he never fails to deliver quality minutes into the game, giving the Lakers constant winning all throughout.
Nonetheless, some of the key players step up to cover for the big man. Kyle Kuzma, who was criticized for his lack of impact last season, now racks up a healthy number of rebounds per game. He is also active when it comes to cutting off the ball and putting in defensive fork up and down the court.
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
Running like a freight train, the Jazz continue their impressive regular-season run. They remain laser-focused despite a close loss to the Clippers that broke their 9-game win streak. Nevertheless, they carry on with producing great numbers. As of this writing, they won 21 of their previous 21 games–19 of the games won all ended with double-digit leads.
Utah Jazz are coming off another strong win against the Hornets, making them great picks as well when looking at the Lakers vs. Jazz betting odds. They produce numbers enough to back a possible win against the Lakers.
Add the fact that the team’s chemistry is peaking, with Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Georges Niang, and Jordan Clarkson combining for double-digit points during games, making them top contenders to win the NBA title this season.
Lakers vs. Jazz Betting Trends
- The Lakers are +250 to win this season’s NBA Championship title and +125 to win the Western Conference.
- Lakers are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 road games.
- Lakers are 1-4 SU in the last 5 games.
- Total went OVER in 6 of the Lakers’ last 9 games.
- The Jazz rank first in the Western Conference, recording 25 wins and only 6 losses.
- The Jazz are +800 to win the NBA Championship, and an even better +470 to win the Western Conference.
- Jazz are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 games.
- Jazz are 10-1 SU in the last 11 games.
Lakers vs. Jazz Expert Betting Prediction
Ultimately, it’s going to be a close fight between the two Western Conference teams. Not only are they competing for the top spot in the Western Conference standings, but also gunning for that NBA Championship title, as what the tight Lakers vs. Jazz NBA odds will suggest.
Even if this is only a regular-season game, expect both teams to claw their way to victory. Being last year’s champions, expect the Lakers to have a slight advantage over the Jazz here.
But, that’s not to say that the Jazz can get ahead and finish off with a significant lead. At the very least expect the Jazz to cover the spread.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.