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Top 5 Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Player Props & Betting Picks Today | 2/16/22

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The Lakers may have a slight advantage tonight as they try and stop a three-game losing skid. It is not going to be easy as the Jazz ride into town on a blazing ball of fire, winning six straight, but Utah has been streaky and the Lakers are down to fumes. Los Angeles cannot seem to get much out of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, at least all in the same game, as the team continues to slip in the standings.

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Before their impressive win streak, the Jazz lost four in a row and seven of eight. One of those was a road loss to the Lakers, but things have changed in that short period of time. Utah is without Rudy Gay tonight, the lone absence on the squad. Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley continue to pace a Jazz team that has depth and solid shooting from the outside, a known weakness of the Lakers.

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Best NBA Player Props & Betting Picks | Jazz vs. Lakers

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. EST
Venue:
Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, Calif.
Coverage: ESPN

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Jazz -4.5: -110 (Caesars)

The Lakers are constantly dealing with late lineup shifts as it seems every night has at least one star as a game-time decision. There is too much flux and inconsistent shooting for anyone to confidently bet the Lakers, especially against a Jazz team that scores more points than any other team in the NBA. The Lakers defense is not great, and Bojan Bogdanovic should thrive launching on the perimeter. Any Jazz player that has a good 3-point shot should be in the business of putting up as many long balls as possible. Utah is a shorter favorite because they have had recent struggles on the road and lost during that same stretch in Los Angeles, but the Jazz have found ways to win and will again tonight.

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Jordan Clarkson Under 2.5 Assists: -115 (DraftKings)

This is the highest xROI on OddsShopper for this game despite the number being at 18%. The data still supports the play, and the xWin is at 63%, backed up with a 2.2 projection for Clarkson’s assists. This is another way to target the expected increase in shooting and shots made by Clarkson, which would limit the need for assists. His minutes could be reduced if the Jazz continue to roll on teams, but either way the play is leaning on Clarkson pulling up on the perimeter and taking it to the rim on the softer Lakers defense.


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Rudy Gobert Over 1.5 Blocks: -110 (DraftKings)

The number seems rather low for Gobert, who should be able to mop up more than a couple of shots tonight. Awesemo’s projection has Gobert finishing with two blocks, which is a solid margin on a stat like this. The xROI is at 14%, but the bet has a 60% chance of hitting. Gobert’s first game back after an extended absence saw just one block in a blowout of the Rockets. His last game was a clean sheet, but prior to that he blocked at least two shots in five straight games. The Lakers are good for one ill-advised lay-up or second-chance attempt getting swatted into the stands, which just leaves one Westbrook prayer to get swallowed by Gobert.

Bojan Bogdanovic Over 2.5 3’s: +140 (FanDuel)

There is no need to push this play to anything more than a simple over on Bogdanovic’s 3-point total. The payout is ridiculous for one of the Jazz’s best perimeter shooters taking on a Lakers team that avoids defending the 3-point line at all costs. The high payout on the total would indicate this is too good to be true, but the Jazz will make an effort to get the ball to open shooters, and Bogdanovic may find himself with more space than usual. He has gone over this number in four of six games in February, coming off a 4-for-7 night. He has taken 15 total 3’s over the past two games, which is plenty to nail three tonight.

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