The Los Angeles Lakers (22-10) visit the Utah Jazz (25-6) as 8.5-point underdogs after LeBron James racked up 31 points in the Lakers’ 127-124 loss to the Wizards. The matchup airs on ESPN at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The over/under is set at 220 for the matchup.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of February 23, 2021, 8:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Jazz vs Lakers Betting Odds
Injury Report as of February 24
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Back),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Dennis Schroder: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Markieff Morris: Day To Day (Ankle)
|Spread Pick||Jazz (-8.5)|
|Total Pick||Over (220)|
|Prediction||Jazz 115, Lakers 105|
Both William Hill and the model expect the Jazz to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (9.7) is 1.2 points further in their direction.
The model’s predicted total (220.4 points) and the William Hill set total (220 points) are virtually the same for this contest.
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Jazz Key Players
Jazz Player Props
- Donovan Mitchell’s PRA prop total for the matchup is posted at 32.5, 1.6 lower than his season average of 34.1.
- Mike Conley’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 1.9 lower than his season average of 25.4.
- Mitchell’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
- Rudy Gobert’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 2.8.
Lakers Key Players
Lakers Player Props
- James’ points prop total for the game is set at 29.5, 3.7 points higher than his season average of 25.8.
- Anthony Davis’ rebounding prop over/under for the contest is set at 9.5 rebounds, 1.1 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.4.
- James’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
- Davis’ steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.
- This season, the Jazz have a 46.9% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.8% higher than the 45.1% of shots the Lakers’ opponents have knocked down.
- Utah is 18-2-1 against the spread and 20-1 overall when it shoots better than 45.1% from the field.
- Los Angeles’ record is 9-9 against the spread and 13-5 overall when its opponents make more than 46.9% of their shots from the field.
- The Lakers’ 48.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 4.1 percentage points higher than the Jazz have allowed to their opponents (44.2%).
- Los Angeles has compiled a 13-13 record against the spread and an 18-8 straight up record in games it shoots over 44.2% from the field.
- This season, Utah has a 21-3-1 record against the spread and a 23-2 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 48.3% from the field.
- The Jazz shoot 39.7% from beyond the arc, 4.6% higher than the 35.1% the Lakers allow to opponents.
- Utah has collected an 18-4-1 record against the spread and a 20-3 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 35.1% of its three-point shots.
- Los Angeles is 10-14 against the spread while putting together a 17-7 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 39.7% from three-point range.
- The Lakers are making 35.4% of their shots from deep, which is just 0.4 percentage points greater than the 35% the Jazz’s opponents are averaging on the season.
- Los Angeles has an 8-5 ATS record and is 11-2 straight-up when the team makes more than 35% of its three-point attempts.
- Utah is 15-1-1 ATS and 16-1 overall in games it shoots above 35.4% from deep.
- The Jazz hit 16.8 three-pointers per game this season, 5.8 more made shots on average than the 11 per game the Lakers give up.
- Utah is 22-3-1 against the spread and 23-3 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while Los Angeles is 5-11 ATS and 8-8 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
- The Jazz are the best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Lakers allow the fourth-fewest makes from deep.
Jazz vs Lakers Stat Rankings
|Jazz Rank||Jazz AVG||Lakers AVG||Lakers Rank|
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