Lakers vs. Jazz Spread Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, 1/11/19 Predictions & Odds

The L.A. Lakers will be in Utah on Friday night when they visit the Jazz at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 215.5, will the game turn into a defensive struggle for bettors?

Game Snapshot

557 Los Angeles Lakers at 558 Utah Jazz

Time: 10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 11, 2019

Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

Our NBA Live Odds page pulls spreads and totals from multiple different online sportsbooks so you can compare betting odds to ensure you’re getting the best line.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Jazz are 8.5-point favorites to beat the Lakers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 215.5 points and as of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the TJazz to cover the point spread.

Los Angeles Lakers Fantasy Spin

LeBron James (left groin) is increasing his on-court activity and will have another injury update on Jan. 16. LeBron was already ruled out for Friday, but this means he'll also miss home games on Sunday (vs. Cleveland) and Tuesday (vs. Chicago). Depending upon the next injury update, he could be activated for road games on Jan. 17 and 19. Until then, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram will carry the scoring load with Josh Hart soaking up huge minutes and Lonzo Ball enjoying plenty of time on-ball.

Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin

Donovan Mitchell lit up the Magic for 33 points on 12-of-21 shooting during Wednesday's home win, adding seven assists, four rebounds and one steal. Mitchell was 4-of-7 from deep and 5-of-6 from the line tonight, with just two turnovers, and he's really starting to heat up with 26+ points in three straight games. His importance to the team can't be overstated -- the Jazz are now 13-2 when he shoots at least 44.0% from the field, and they're 8-0 when he shoots that well and has at least five assists. Fantasy owners' patience is paying off in the New Year.

NBA Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The Lakers are 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games coming off a win.

Utah

The Jazz are 7-2 against the number in their last nine home games and are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on one day of rest.

Prediction

The under is 13-6-2 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Utah. The under is also 10-3-1 in the Jazz’s last 14 games overall, is 7-1 in their last eight home games and is 8-1 in their last nine games playing on only one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Lakers’ last five road games, is 25-10 in their last 35 games overall and is 7-3 in their last 10 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

Friday NBA Prediction: Lakers/Jazz under 215.5

NBA Headlines

  • CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls have ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the remainder of the season, and might soon do the same with Otto Porter Jr.
    Execut...
  • MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
    The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the ...
  • NEW YORK (AP) Papa John's is getting ''Shaq-ified.''
    The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promo...
  • PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left thumb.
    The Suns said in a statement that Oubre had a procedure on his sp...
  • PHOENIX (AP) Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA.
    The Phoenix Suns signed Fredette for the rest of the season Friday with a team option for 2019-20.
    The 30-year-old Fredette won every nat...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Suns vs. Kings Spread Prediction Rookie Marvin Bagley III will look to lead the Kings to victory Saturday night when the Suns visit the Golden 1 Center at 10:00 p.m. ET. Listed as a double-digit home...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Trail Blazers Prediction The Pistons have won 15 of their last 20 games but they find themselves as underdogs on Saturday night in Portland where they will take on the Trail Blazers at...
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Warriors Prediction The defending champion Warriors will look to avoid a letdown Saturday night when they host the struggling Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. ET. Despite losing nine of their...
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies Prediction The Timberwolves have been eliminated from the Western Conference playoff race thanks to a five-game losing streak but are favored tonight in Memphis. Will the...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Bulls Prediction The Jazz had their five-game winning streak snapped in Atlanta on Thursday but will look to rebound Saturday night in Chicago when they visit the Bulls at 8:00 p.m. ET. Is...