Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
5 min read
  • On a 6-game winning streak, the Utah Jazz look for 7 in a row against one of their greatest rivals.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers look to break their 3-game losing streak.
  • The Lakers won their earlier meeting with the Jazz this season, 101-95.

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Odds for Jazz vs Lakers provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Utah Jazz -5.5 (-110)
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O 227.5 (-110)
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-200
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Los Angeles Lakers +5.5 (-110)
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U 227.5 (-110)
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+170
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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions and Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle to find their offensive form, while the Utah Jazz are on an excellent win streak. Utah’s defensive standards should help them level the season series with the Lakers.

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Utah Jazz def. Los Angeles Lakers

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Head-to-Head: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers

Utah Jazz Head-to-Head Los Angeles Lakers
Quin Snyder Head Coach Frank Vogel
36-21 (4th in West) Standing 26-31 (9th in West)
W-W-W-W Form L-L-L-W
116.4 (1st of 30) Off Rtg 109.0 (24th of 30)
109.2 (10th of 30) Def Rtg 110.5 (15th of 30)
97.9 (17th of 30) Pace 100.2 (3rd of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

D. Mitchell (25.5) PPG L. James (29.0)
R. Gobert (14.9) RPG A. Davis (9.9)
M. Conley (5.3) APG R. Westbrook (7.6)
D. Mitchell (1.6) SPG L. James (1.6)
R. Gobert (2.2) BPG A. Davis (2.3)
R. Gobert (.711)/D. Mitchell (9.2) FG%/FGM D. Jordan (.670)/L. James (11.0)
M. Conley (.414)/D. Mitchell (3.3) 3P%/3PM M. Monk (.401)/L. James (2.8)

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Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Rudy Gay Utah Jazz 14 Feb 2022 Out (Knee) Gay was OUT for Utah’s Monday (Feb 14) game.
Kendrick Nunn Los Angeles Lakers 18 Jan 2022 Out (Knee) Nunn suffered a setback in his rehab and there is no timeline for his return.
Carmelo Anthony Los Angeles Lakers 13 Feb 2022 Day to Day (Hamstring) Anthony was OUT for Los Angeles’ Saturday (Feb 12) game.

How can the Jazz beat the Lakers?

The Utah Jazz struggled in their last meeting against the Los Angeles Lakers. In this game, the Jazz will need to replicate the success they had in their most recent game.

Utah have continued to find success, despite a minor shake up during the NBA trade deadline. In their last game, a win over the Houston Rockets, Utah were in sync as they totalled 34 assists on 49 field goals.

As inconsistent as the Lakers’ defence can be, they have many players who can individually make game changing impact. If Utah can move the ball and overcome the Lakers’ stronger individual defenders, they can level the season series.

Jazz Key Player: (G) Mike Conley


The Utah Jazz lost a key playmaker in Joe Ingles, but veteran point guard Mike Conley is more than qualified to fill the role. While he’s picked up his playmaking as of late, he could still improve on his offensive efficiency.

In his last game, a win over the Houston Rockets, Conley posted just 2 points, but added 10 assists, and 4 steals in just 23 minutes of play. Conley shot just 1 of 8 from the field and failed to convert on his 6 three-point field goal attempts.

The Lakers don’t present one of the most imposing defences, so Conley should be able to run the Jazz offence efficiently. If he can reward his team with some offence on top of that, Utah should come out with a win.

How can the Lakers beat the Jazz?

The Lakers take on one the league’s best offences in the Utah Jazz. If they’d like to replicate their success against the Jazz from earlier in the season, Los Angeles need to be aggressive on the perimeter.

In their last win against the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles forced their opponents to commit 15 turnovers while allowing just 37.3% shooting from the field.

The Lakers hounded the Jazz from the perimeter in their last meeting, something they’ll need to do again in this game. It will be crucial for Los Angeles’ stars – James, Westbrook, and Davis – to set the defensive tone.

Lakers Key Player: (C) Anthony Davis


Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis may not prefer playing at center full-time, but he’ll need to be on his game to take down the Utah Jazz. Davis’ offence will be just as valuable as his defence in this matchup.

Davis is coming off of a game where he posted 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks in 35 minutes of play. He was a team-low minus-6, as he shot an inefficient 5 of 13 from the field.

Against the league’s best offence, Davis must set the tone of the defensive side of the ball. While his shooting can improve, Davis will be crucial in limiting Utah’s attack at the rim.

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How to Watch Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Information
Teams Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Location crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Time 10:00 PM EST, February 16th, 2022
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