The Los Angeles Lakers (8-6) host the Utah Jazz (4-9) in a 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament tilt on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET. On Sunday, the Phoenix Suns beat the Jazz 140-137 in a double overtime bout. Meanwhile, the Lakers topped the Houston Rockets 105-104 in their last outing. For this game, the SportsLine consensus lists the Lakers as 7.5-point favorites, while the over/under is 239 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows Los Angeles forward LeBron James (questionable) scores at will and has excellent court vision. James creates great scoring chances for his teammates and consistently overpowers defenders. The four-time MVP leads the team in scoring (26.4) and assists (6.5) with 8.2 rebounds per game. In his last contest, James finished with 37 points, six boards, and eight assists.
The model also knows Utah forward John Collins is an athletic force in the frontcourt. Collins finishes above the rim and through contact with ease. The 26-year-old averages 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and shoots 50% from the field. He's recorded three straight double-doubles. On Sunday versus the Suns, Collins totaled 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The model has simulated Jazz vs. Lakers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations!
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