Utah Jazz 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

The Utah Jazz’s over/under for 2022-23 comes in at 24.5 wins, suggesting that a playoff run is a longshot. Jazz Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:30 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting …

The Utah Jazz’s over/under for 2022-23 comes in at 24.5 wins, suggesting that a playoff run is a longshot.

Jazz Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:30 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 24.5
  • Over 24.5 Wins Payout: -110
  • Under 24.5 Wins Payout: -110

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Jazz Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Jazz covered 34 times in 82 chances against the spread last season.
  • Utah put together a 47-25 record in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 65.3% of those games).
  • Last season, Utah won one out of the nine games in which it was the underdog.
  • Last year the Jazz were 29-12 at home and 20-21 away.
  • The Jazz were 4-6 last season when favored by three or fewer points, and were 44-18 when favored by 3.5 points or more.
  • Although Utah had one win as an underdog by three points or fewer last season (1-3), the Jazz failed to win in five games when underdogs by 3.5 points or more.

Jazz Futures Betting Trends

  • The Jazz will face the fifth-easiest schedule in the league, based on their opponents’ combined win total from last year (3319).
  • Based on its Northwest Division opponents’ combined win total last season, Utahwill be playing the 25th-ranked divisional schedule in terms of toughness.
  • The Jazz have a schedule that includes 46 games in 2022-23 against teams that finished above .500 in 2021-22 (22 games against teams that won 50 or more games and 13 games that pit them against squads that picked up 25 or fewer wins).
  • The Jazz have less favorable NBA Championship odds (+100000) than each opponent they match up against this year.

Utah 2022 Key Players

  • Mike Conley: 13.7 PTS, 5.3 AST, 1.3 STL, 43.5 FG%, 40.8 3PT% (169-for-414)
  • Jordan Clarkson: 16.0 PTS, 41.9 FG%, 31.8 3PT% (190-for-597)
  • Lauri Markkanen: 14.8 PTS, 44.5 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (136-for-380)
  • Malik Beasley: 12.1 PTS, 39.1 FG%, 37.7 3PT% (240-for-637)

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 6

Kobe Bryant turned his last NBA game into a replay of all of his greatest hits, and he saved his best for one last classic, clutch moment.

In his final two NBA seasons, Kobe Bryant was a bad player and a far cry from who he was prior to his torn Achilles in April 2013.

It looked to be a sad way to go out for one of the game’s greatest players ever and someone who always seemed to raise his game to meet the challenge in front of him.

Los Angeles Lakers fans wanted one more cupful of vintage Bryant, and they received just that in his final game, which took place on April 13, 2016, versus the Utah Jazz.

The contest was expected to be nothing more than a love fest from Bryant and his accomplishments, but it turned into something much more.

He missed his first five shots, but he started to heat up afterward. At halftime, he had 22 points on 7-of-20 shooting but L.A. was down 15. Although he shot well in the third quarter, the game still seemed out of reach.

With the Lakers down, 94-84, with just over three minutes left in the fourth period, Bryant went into Black Mamba mode one last time.

He hit his last five shots, as well as two free throws, giving him 60 points on a solid 22-of-50 from the field and the Lakers a 101-96 win.

It was one last classic, clutch Mamba moment, and the best possible way his career could’ve ended considering the circumstances.

After 20 long seasons in the NBA, Bryant’s career was over, and his full body of work was truly a work of art.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 18

Kobe Bryant became a supernova in the second quarter of a game versus the Utah Jazz early in the 2006-07 season.

On Nov. 30, 2006, the unexpectedly strong Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.

The Jazz were coming in with a 13-3 record, and they had defeated the Lakers six days earlier in Salt Lake City, 114-108.

The first quarter was rather unremarkable; Kobe Bryant scored 10 points to help Los Angeles hold a 29-27 lead.

But in the second period, Lakers fans could sense something special was brewing, as he put up a dozen points on 5-of-8 shooting.

With the Lakers leading, 53-41, at halftime, Bryant went into another dimension, making all nine of his shot attempts and all 10 of his free throws to score 30 points in the third period.

He exited the game for good with 4:47 left in the fourth quarter and his team up, 116-88. He had 52 points on 19-of-26 shooting.

Bryant’s 30 third-period points tied a franchise record that he had set the year prior, and he hit 11 consecutive shots spanning the second and third quarters.

It was one of the more underrated supernovas of his career.

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The Pistons, by trading for Bojan Bogdanovic, prove they’re no longer tanking — and it’s the right call

Don’t expect to see the Pistons tank for Victor Wembanyama.

There comes a time in every rebuilding organization’s timeline when they decide they are no longer selling assets but instead buying.

That is exactly what the Detroit Pistons did by trading for Bojan Bogdanovic, a valuable 6-foot-7 forward who has averaged at least 17.0 points per game in four consecutive seasons, from the Jazz.

This move represented a passing of the torch, in some ways. Utah is very obviously tanking after trading away Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert (as well as Patrick Beverley, Royce O’Neale, and now Bogdanovic). Meanwhile, it also means that Detroit (despite trading Jerami Grant) is graduating into a new chapter of its organizational reconstruction.

Detroit, however, was undoubtedly a surprising destination for Bogdanovic.

Before becoming the Pistons general manager, Troy Weaver was a longtime executive for the Thunder. During his time with the organization, he was the right-hand man for Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti. The Thunder are a team that knows a thing or two about the art of tanking.

Since taking over the front office, Weaver has implemented similar strategies in Detroit. Early in Weaver’s tenure, the Pistons bought out Blake Griffin and traded Christian Wood, Luke Kennard, and Derrick Rose.

Dan Wetzel described it as one of the all-time great tank jobs in NBA history (via Yahoo):

“Weaver took over as general manager last offseason, inheriting a going-nowhere, veteran-laden roster. Rather than continue to tread water or wait to bottom out in the standings, he proceeded to trade away nearly everyone.”

Every single player who was on Detroit’s roster in 2019-20 was gone by September 2021.

The losing seasons netted them rising star Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. They selected Jaden Ivey, another potential star, this year.

Cunningham and Ivey are joined by several other recent first-rounders including Saddiq Bey, Jalen Duren, Isaiah Stewart, Marvin Bagley III, Killian Hayes, and (most recently) Kevin Knox.

Now, however, Detroit has indicated that they are no longer prioritizing getting the highest draft pick possible by finishing at the bottom of the standings.

Instead, as noted by The Athletic’s James Edwards, they want to “make progress in the win column” this season.

Bogdanovic was an instrumental player on a team that had the best record in the NBA during the 2020-21 season. He has already played in eight playoff series during his NBA career thus far.

Nerlens Noel, the defensive-oriented big man who they also acquired from the Knicks this off-season, has made the playoffs multiple times since turning pro as well.

Even though Detroit isn’t going to contend to make the Eastern Conference Finals this year, they’re likely no longer going to be in the race for the No. 1 overall pick.

Instead, it’s more likely they feel they have their young core in place and want them to experience winning. Like the Grizzlies in 2021 and the Cavs and Timberwolves last season, this is a young team that could exceed their expectations and perhaps they can even make the playoffs.

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Bojan Bogdanovic traded to Detroit: What it means for Pistons, Jazz

The Utah Jazz are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and James Edwards III. Here is a breakdown of the trade and how it impacts both teams going forward.

The Utah Jazz are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and James Edwards III. Here is a breakdown of the trade and how it impacts both teams going forward.

Bojan Bogdanovic trade grades: Who won the deal between the Pistons and the Jazz?

The Pistons got a bit better and the Jazz (willingly) got A LOT worse

Well, folks. We have a trade. It is absolutely not the trade you were looking for today, but it is a trade nonetheless.

The Utah Jazz are continuing their complete makeover in tearing their team down to the studs to get ready for their campaign in the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes. They’ve reportedly traded Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Again, this isn’t the Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell-sized move people had been looking for this offseason. But it might shake up the bottom of the Eastern Conference quite a bit.

Let’s dive into these trade grades.

Ranking NBA teams by future first-rounder draft picks, from the least (T-Wolves and Cavs) to the most

The Knicks have a ton of draft picks!

Building through the draft is the most common way to land an All-Star in the NBA, according to research by HoopsHype.

The draft is how the Warriors ended up with a core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. But if there is one thing that we learned about the NBA this offseason, it is this: enough draft picks can put you in the conversation to get almost any player in a trade.

New York’s reluctance to surrender many unprotected first-round picks is the reason why Donovan Mitchell is on the Cavs and not the Knicks. It’s also the main reason why the Spurs were willing to move Dejounte Murray.

Draft picks are at a premium among front offices in the NBA, especially because there are a few young teams (e.g. Pelicans, Thunder, Jazz, Spurs) that have prioritized gaining as much draft capital as possible.

Below, you can find a list of the teams with the most and least amount of picks to their name. Some picks may not convey in the year they are listed because of protections. Others cannot be traded due to The Stepien Rule.

However, the next time a disgruntled star demands a trade, use this as a resource to determine which teams may be able to jump in to make a godfather offer — and which teams may be hard-pressed to do as much because they simply lack the assets.

Note that we will continue to update this post as more trades are made throughout the season.

Lakers recently discussed four-team deal with Jazz, Knicks and Hornets

The Lakers have reportedly been working the phones hard lately in an attempt to get rid of Russell Westbrook.

Although training camp is fast approaching, the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly haven’t given up on trading Russell Westbrook.

They’re reportedly having ongoing talks with the Utah Jazz to make such a deal happen, and they seem to have their sights set on getting Bojan Bogdanovic, Malik Beasley and Jordan Clarkson.

Recently, according to a report from Jovan Buha and Sam Amick, the Lakers talked to the Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks about executing a four-team trade that could’ve brought them not only Bogdanovic but also guard Terry Rozier.

Via The Athletic:

“The Lakers discussed a four-team trade with Utah, New York, and Charlotte ahead of the Donovan-Mitchell-to-Cleveland trade, according to league sources. One preliminary iteration of a four-team deal would have had Bojan Bogdanović and Terry Rozier going back to Los Angeles.”

Of course, there is still a real chance Westbrook will be shipped somewhere, perhaps before training camp starts on Sept. 26. But it appears L.A. is not in a rush to do a deal that will not move the needle much.

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Should the Boston Celtics trade for the Utah Jazz’s Jarred Vanderbilt?

Might Ainge bite for an offer of stashed guard Yam Madar or perhaps Payton Pritchard?

The Utah Jazz hired former Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge to be their CEO of basketball operations with the hopes that Trader Danny can create the same sort of magic doing the same thing with the Celtics twice, one of the rebuilds he was at the helm of winning a title in 2008.

And so far Ainge has delivered a massive haul for Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, but what he does with those assets will determine the success of the rebuild. Might he want to strip things even further to get more draft assets?

If so, he and his former ball club might want to talk about a deal for Utah forward Jarred Vanderbilt according to a recent video from Heavy “Celtics Collective” podcast host Sean Deveney.

Might Ainge bite for an offer of stashed guard Yam Madar or perhaps Payton Pritchard? Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear Deveney’s case.

Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast on:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GfUPFi

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 44

With the Lakers struggling a bit in Utah early in the 2001-02 season, Kobe Bryant turned things up and treated fans to a show.

In the late 1990s, the Delta Center in Salt Lake City was a house of horrors for the Los Angeles Lakers. They lost two very decisive playoff series to the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998.

By the time Los Angeles won back-to-back NBA titles in 2000 and 2001, the Jazz’s intimidation factor had all but disappeared.

Early in the 2001-02 season, the two teams met at the Delta Center for a matchup that felt a little more like the ones from a few years prior.

The Purple and Gold fell behind early, only to catch up and take a 28-22 lead at the end of the first quarter. After an almost even first half, Bryant went off like a winter blizzard in the Rocky Mountains.

He poured in 20 points in the third period as L.A. outscored the Jazz, 33-24, and held on for a 105-101 victory.

This contest was also the site for one of Bryant’s best but forgotten highlights — a windmill dunk with 3:30 left in the opening quarter.

He finished the contest with 39 points, six rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

It was another reminder the Lakers had fully vanquished their rivals from the late 1990s and were now the class of pro basketball.

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