Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (21-22) vs Utah Jazz (29-14)

Game Info: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Utah Jazz need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 115.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.7 points and 5.1 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-0 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are on the end of a back to back, but they're starting to get healthy, and they win on the road by an average of 7.9 points. The Los Angeles Lakers are losing their last five games by an average of six points, and they get rocked in most games against respectable teams. The Lakers aren't a good team, and it's about time these lines start reflecting their incompetence. I'm not backing the Lakers in these spots until they improve. Give me the Jazz and the reasonable line.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -4.5

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