Jazz vs. Lakers Prediction
The second game of ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA double header will take place in the City of Angels where the Lakers will host the Jazz at 10:00 pm. ET. Even the recent struggles of the Lakers, are they a poor bet as a 5.5-point home dog?
557 Utah Jazz (-5.5) at 558 Los Angeles Lakers (+5.5); o/u 227
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
Donovan Mitchell hit 9-of-15 shots, five 3-pointers and 7-of-8 free throws for 30 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes of Monday's blowout win over the Rockets. This game was over by halftime or Mitchell might have really had a special night. Mitchell missed eight games with a concussion but has been hot since returning. The Jazz only have one game left before the All-Star break (Wednesday at Lakers) and then don't play again until Friday, Feb. 25 against the Mavs.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
Russell Westbrook (lower back soreness) returned from a one-game absence and hit 7-of-13 shots (4-of-4 FTs) for 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and just one turnover in 35 minutes. Even the biggest Russ haters can’t be mad about any part of this line. Westbrook failed to hit more than 40% of his shots in four straight games coming into tonight’s loss, two of which were sub-30 and the final one being a putrid 1-of-10 clip against the Knicks on February 5. It’s baby steps for Brodie, but maybe the night off actually helped him, even if we’re not sure it was a real injury with the timing of it directly surrounding the trade deadline. The Lakers don’t play until a meeting with the Jazz on Wednesday, and we’ll be extra curious to see how Russ shoots the ball in that one.
Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Jazz are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games in this series and are 2-7 against the number in their last nine games versus the Lakers overall. They’re also just 3-8-1 against the number in their lsat 12 games playing on one day of rest, are 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine road games and have dropped four of their last five games at the betting window after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +5.5