Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (26-31) vs Utah Jazz (36-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Utah Jazz look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. 

The Utah Jazz are averaging 114 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.5 points and 5.2 assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29 points and 7.9 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 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS win and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss. The under is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are back on one of their hot streaks with six straight wins, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 21.4 points while allowing 40.3 percent shooting from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't a team you can trust most nights, especially against above average teams. The Lakers have underachieved all year, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 7.5 points. The Lakers are 12-18 against the spread at home. I have to side with the red-hot Jazz here.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -5

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