Jazz vs. Lakers Prediction
The Jazz and Lakers will square off on NBA TV on Monday night at 10:30 p.m. ET. With Utah’s struggles covering in previous meetings between these two teams, are the Lakers the best play on the board as a home dog?
567 Utah Jazz (-4.5) at 568 Los Angeles Lakers (+4.5); o/u 232.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 17, 2022
Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, LA
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
Donovan Mitchell guided the Jazz to a 125-102 win over the Nuggets on Sunday with 31 points, five rebounds, four assists, four triples, two steals and just one turnover in 35 minutes of floor time. Mitchell struggled with his shot a bit in Wednesday’s loss to the Cavs, going just 6-of-16 from the floor for 17 points, but he nearly matched that scoring total by halftime today and he ended his evening on 11-of-24 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 at the stripe. He also played some superb defense on Will Barton, helping hold him to just 6-of-17 shooting, and with the win, the Jazz put an end to a four-game skid.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James was one of the only Lakers to show up in a brutal 133-96 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring a team-high 25 points (9-of-23 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs) with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 31 minutes. Simply put, LeBron is good at basketball, but his team is not. The Lakers are now in the midst of a three-game skid after going through a five-game losing streak back in December, and you have to wonder if the frustration is getting to The King. He has been absolutely outstanding and is showing us why he should never be drafted in the third round of fantasy drafts, but he won’t care about his numbers with a team that looks as horrible as they do.
Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Jazz are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in Los Angeles and are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games versus the Lakers overall. The Jazz are also 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 games as a favorite, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games overall and are 3-8 at the betting window in their last 11 games when playing on zero rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +4.5