The Los Angeles Lakers stellar run to the postseason continues.
What was once a team left for dead with LeBron James on the sidelines, the team has not only pushed itself firmly in the Play-In Tournament conversation, but now can turn its sights to getting into the top six and out of battle for the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds.
Los Angeles’ road trip continues in Utah against the Jazz. Utah was a great story early in the season, but its intentions are clear now: to lose as many games as possible in hopes of getting a better draft pick.
Will the Jazz roll over for the Lakers?
Let’s dig into the odds:
Lakers vs. Jazz odds, spread and total
Lakers vs. Jazz prediction and pick
We have seen the separation between the teams gearing up for the playoffs and the teams interested in getting a better draft pick, and it’s evident between the two teams playing tonight in Utah.
The Lakers are playing its best ball of the season of late, and it’s not just because LeBron is back in the lineup. Over the team’s last 10 games, LA is 7-3 with a top five net rating.
Meanwhile, the Jazz have sat key contributors like Lauri Markkannen to rest lingering injuries and now won’t have its prized rim protector Walker Kessler, who will miss the rest of the season with a concussion. Overall, Utah is 23rd in net rating over the last 10 games.
The Lakers are taking it to teams, even on the road, winning its last three on the road all by double digits. Don’t step in front of the Los Angeles freight train right now, especially with the tanking Jazz.
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