Lakers vs Jazz Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (42-39) are 16.5-point favorites against the Utah Jazz (37-44) on April 9, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena. The Lakers are 8-2 over their past 10 games, while the Jazz have gone 2-8 during their past 10. The matchup has a 234 point total.

How to bet Lakers vs. Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 16.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -1693 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +967 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 234 points.

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Lakers vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Lakers vs. Jazz Betting Trends

The Lakers have 40 wins against the spread in 81 games this year. Los Angeles has won 19, or 63.3%, of the 30 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 42 out of 81 opportunities (51.9%).

Against the spread, the Jazz are 46-35-0 this season. Utah has put together a 19-27 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 41.3% of those games). Jazz games this season have hit the over 58% of the time (47 out of 81 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 54 28.8 8.4 6.8 0.9 0.6 2.1
Anthony Davis 55 26.1 12.5 2.6 1 2 0.3
D’Angelo Russell 70 17.8 3 6.2 1 0.4 2.7
Austin Reaves 63 13 3 3.3 0.5 0.3 1.3
Malik Beasley 80 12.7 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.1 2.9

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kris Dunn 21 12.6 4.3 5.5 1.1 0.5 0.7
Luka Samanic 6 10 4.7 2 0.8 0.3 1.3
Ochai Agbaji 56 8.2 2.1 1.1 0.3 0.3 1.4
Simone Fontecchio 48 6.4 1.6 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.2
Johnny Juzang 17 4.6 2.1 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.9
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Lakers vs. Jazz Injury Report

Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Lauri Markkanen: Out (Hand), Rudy Gay: Out (Lower Back), Jordan Clarkson: Out (Hand), Walker Kessler: Out (Concussion), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Ankle), Kelly Olynyk: Out (Rest)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is posting 117 points per game (ninth-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 116.6 points per contest (19th-ranked). The Lakers are putting up 116.8 points per game in home games. On the road, they are faring better on offense, averaging 117.3 points per contest. The Lakers have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 120.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.9 points more than the 117 they’ve scored this year.

While Los Angeles ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in three-pointers per game with 10.7 (fifth-worst), it ranks 25th in the league with a 34.5% three-point percentage. The Lakers have taken 65.1% two-pointers and 34.9% threes this year. Of the team’s buckets, 75% are two-pointers and 25% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah is sixth in the league in points scored (117.1 per game) and 24th in points allowed (117.9). In 2022-23 the Jazz are scoring 1.8 more points per game at home (118) than away (116.2). In their previous 10 games, the Jazz are tallying 114.8 points per game, compared to their season average of 117.1.

Beyond the arc, Utah is seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (13.4). It is 19th in 3-point percentage at 35.4%. The Jazz take 42.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 31.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 57.8% of their shots, with 68.4% of their makes coming from there.

Lakers vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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