Lakers vs Jazz Prediction and Odds
Lakers vs Jazz Prediction and Odds: The LA Lakers are expected to win this game as per the bookmarkers but stats suggest a close contest.
The Los Angeles Lakers (40-38) will aim for their fourth straight win when they meet the Utah Jazz (36-42) in the upcoming NBA matchup. The Lakers have been good in recent games. They can consolidate their spot at least for the play-in round by continuing their winning streak. The Lakers are currently in the 7th position in the Western Conference. They defeated the Houston Rockets in the last fixture with a score of 134-109.
It’s a now-or-never situation for the Utah Jazz when they host the Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena in the next home fixture. Utah is struggling due to a frustrating campaign this season. They are currently in the 12th spot in the Western Conference. The Jazz faced a 110-111 loss against the Brooklyn Nets in the last game.
Considering the qualification scenarios, this game is quite important for some other teams as well.
Lakers vs Jazz Prediction: Home-Away Stats (Last 5 Games)
The Utah Jazz will be the home team in this clash. They have won 2 of the last 5 home fixtures. The Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics. The losses came against the likes of the Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, and Portland Trail Blazers. Overall, Utah has won 22 out of 38 home games so far.
In the last 5 home fixtures
- The Utah Jazz have scored 116.0 points per game.
- The Utah Jazz have conceded 125.0 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
The LA Lakers will be the visiting side. They have won 4 of the last 5 away games. The wins came against teams like the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, and New Orleans Pelicans. They lost to the Houston Rockets. The Lakers have an away record of 19-20 in the current season.
In the last 5 away fixtures
- The LA Lakers have scored 122.2 points per game.
- The LA Lakers have conceded 110.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
Lakers vs Jazz Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparison
The LA Lakers have kept their scoring average at 116.5 points per game this season. They shot 48.0% from the field and 34.2% from the 3-point line. The free throw accuracy stands at 77.7%. The Lakers are ranked 20 in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.0.
The Utah Jazz maintained a scoring rate of 117.2 points per game till now. In shooting, they have a conversion rate of 47.3% in field goals, 35.6% in 3-pointers, and 78.7% in free throws. With an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 116.0, Utah is the 9th highest-ranked side in the offense.
The LA Lakers have been conceding 116.5 points per game in the current season. They played with an average of 45.5 rebounds along with 6.5 steals and 5.5 blocks per game. The Lakers are rated 113.9 on defense with a rank of 13 in the league.
The Utah Jazz have conceded 117.9 points per game so far. They maintained an average of 45.7 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 6.1 and 5.4 respectively. Utah is the 7th lowest-ranked side in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 116.9.
|48.0||Field Goal %||47.3|
|34.2||Three Point %||35.6|
|77.7||Free Throw %||78.7|
Jazz vs Lakers Prediction: Odds
The Spread and Moneyline for this contest will be released 24 hours before the start of the game.
- Utah Jazz: +9 (-110)
- LA Lakers: -9 (-110)
- Utah Jazz: -182
- LA Lakers: +155
- Utah Jazz: 31%
- LA Lakers: 69%
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Lakers and Jazz: Last 10 Games Stats
- Win-Loss: 6-4
- Score: Averaging 118.0 points per game
- Conceded: 112.2 points per game.
- Rebounding%: 52.1
- Assist%: 58.8
- Effective Goal%: 55.0
- Win-Loss: 4-6
- Score: Averaging 114.8 points per game
- Conceded: 124.2 points per game.
- Rebounding%: 52.8
- Assist%: 62.6
- Effective Goal%: 53.5
Lakers vs Jazz Prediction: Last Game Analysis
The LA Lakers continued their unbeaten run by defeating the Houston Rockets in the last game. The lethal duo of Davis and James was enough to dominate the Rockets right from the start. James’ excellent dunk with 30.3 seconds remaining made the Lakers’ lead out of reach from the Rockets. Los Angeles shot 55.9% from the field while restricting Houston to 43.1%. They also won 51-44 on rebounds.
Anthony Davis finished a successful night with 40 points and 9 rebounds. Rui Hachimura contributed 18 points with 8 rebounds.
The Utah Jazz faced a disheartening 1-point loss against the Brooklyn Nets in the last fixture. They were trailing by 11 points at halftime. The Nets extended their lead to 23 points in the second half. The Jazz bounced back by outsourcing the Nets 42-26 but they fell short of just 1 point in the end. Utah outrebounded Brooklyn 52-40. They were also ahead by 18 points in the paint.
Talen-Horton Tucker looked in amazing touch again. He added 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists. Lauri Markkanen looked good too as he scored 23 points with 9 rebounds.
Jazz vs Lakers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 194 times in the regular season of the NBA. The LA Lakers are ahead with 113 wins, while the Utah Jazz managed to win 81 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Jazz and 2 by the Lakers. The previous matchup took place in the current season on 7 November 2022. The Utah Jazz won that game with a score of 139-116.
Head-to-Head Key Highlights: Last 5 Meetings
- The Utah Jazz hosted 2 games and won both of them.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 227.0
- Average Number of Points scored by the Utah Jazz: 117.4
- Average Number of Points scored by the LA Lakers: 109.6
Jazz vs Lakers Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Lauri Markkanen (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 25.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.6 | Assists Per Game: 1.9
Jordan Clarkson (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 20.8 | Assists Per Game: 4.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0
Collin Sexton (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.3 | Assists Per Game: 2.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.2
Lakers vs Jazz Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Jazz
- Momentum Advantage: Lakers
- H2H Advantage: Lakers
- Offensive Advantage: Jazz
- Defensive Advantage: Lakers
- Overall: Lakers to win
The LA Lakers seem to be a stronger side looking at their recent games. They will hope for the availability of all the key stars for this game. On the other hand, the Utah Jazz have absolutely no margin of error if they want to keep their championship hopes alive.
It is expected to be a close battle but the odds are favoring the Lakers for this matchup.