The Utah Jazz (4-9) head over to Crypto.com Arena as they play the Los Angeles Lakers (8-6) on Tuesday night in a 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament game. The Jazz rank 10th in the league in scoring (116.8), and Los Angeles is in the 19th spot (111.9). Walker Kessler (elbow) is out for Utah, while LeBron James (calf) is questionable for Los Angeles. The Lakers are the only team with a 3-0 record in the NBA In-Season Tournament standings, while the Jazz are 2-1.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Lakers are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Jazz vs. Lakers odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 239. Before making any Jazz vs. Lakers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.
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The model has set its sights on Jazz vs. Lakers and locked in its NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Lakers vs. Jazz:
- Jazz vs. Lakers spread: Los Angeles -7.5
- Jazz vs. Lakers Over-Under: 239 points
- Jazz vs. Lakers money line: Los Angeles -304, Utah +240
- UTA: Has hit the Game Total Over in 41 of its last 63 games
- LAL: Have hit the money line in 47 of their last 80 games
- Jazz vs. Lakers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Lakers can cover
Guard Austin Reaves has good instincts and reads the court well as a secondary facilitator. The Oklahoma product gets into the lane with ease and also knock down jumpers constantly. He’s averaging 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. In his last game, Reaves totaled 17 points, six rebounds, and six assists.
Guard D’Angelo Russell is another floor-spacing playmaker who uses his reliable jumper on the outside to stretch out the defense. The Ohio State product is averaging 17.4 points, 6.2 assists and is shooting 37% from downtown. On Nov. 15 versus the Kings, Russell finished with 28 points, five rebounds, and five assists. See which team to pick here.
Why the Jazz can cover
Forward Lauri Markkanen is a seven-footer who has great shooting touch and range. Markkanen can score as a catch-and-shoot option or off the dribble. The 26-year-old leads the team in points (24.8) with 8.8 rebounds and is knocking down 40% of his 3-pointers. In the double-overtime loss to the Suns, Markkanen dropped a season-high 38 points and 17 rebounds.
Guard Jordan Clarkson is explosive and crafty, can produce at all three levels, and is very quick with the ball in his hands. The Missouri product averages 19.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. He’s finished with at least 30 points in three of his last five games. On Nov. 17 versus the Suns, Clarkson tallied 37 points, five assists, and made five 3-pointers. See which team to pick here.
How to make Lakers vs. Jazz picks
The model has simulated Jazz vs. Lakers 10,000 times and is leaning Under the total, projecting 235 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 70% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.
Who wins Lakers vs. Jazz, and which side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see the picks, all from the model that is on a 82-46 roll on top-rated NBA picks, and find out.