Jazz Odds | Utah Betting Guide With Game Lines And Futures

The Utah Jazz did not make the playoffs in 2022 – 2023 but they did make things interesting. Expected to be one of the lead contenders for the No. 1 pick after selling off franchise cornerstones Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz have instead played inspired, competitive basketball all season. They missed out on the playoffs but things are looking up in Utah. Here we will look at Utah Jazz odds. Game lines and futures will be available once the season begins.

Check out Utah Jazz odds for every game below, as well as their NBA title odds.

Utah Jazz Odds

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Jazz NBA Title Odds

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Jazz had only infinitesimal chances to win the NBA Finals. The franchise, which has never won it all despite having some very strong teams over the years, was on the outside of even the play-in picture as of early April.

However, the Western Conference is exceptionally tightly packed in 2022-23. Utah sat just 5.5 games back of the No. 6 seed, even if it would have to pass a bevy of teams to get there.

If the Jazz did make the play-in, they figured to be sizable underdogs against almost anyone. The Warriors and full-strength Pelicans in particular would probably be road favorites even. If the Jazz faced Minnesota, that might have been closer, with the added juice of a matchup against aforementioned longtime Jazz player Gobert.

Jazz Roster

Starters/Top Bench Options

  • Lauri Markkanen: On his third team at just age 25, former lottery pick has blossomed in a huge way. Became a deserving All-Star with a scorching 98th-percentile (per Cleaning The Glass) points per shot attempt on high volume.
  • Jordan Clarkson: Another shocking turn to stardom, the veteran has set career highs in points, rebounds and assists as he has taken on more playmaking responsibility.
  • Kelly Olynyk: Well-traveled 31-year-old vet still has feel (3.3 APG) and shooting touch (40.5 3p%), even if he rebounds like a guard.
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson: Trade arrival from the Lakers, played 25 minutes in Jazz debut.
  • Collin Sexton: Oft-injured combo guard is scoring efficiently (55.9 eFG%) but still not getting others involved or playing much defense.
  • Walker Kessler: Late first-rounder looking like a massive steal. Finishes everything at the rim and already plays defense like a seasoned vet.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker: Lakers castoff is still an intriguing box-score stuffer (per 36: 16.7/5.3/6.4/1.3/0.9) but horrific offensive conversion rate (40.6 FG%) severely hampers his game.
  • Ochai Agbaji: Older rook (22) has been pretty efficient on the rare times he ventures up a shot, but his usage rate (9%) is first-percentile.
  • Rudy Gay: Veteran leader looks like he’s on his last legs, as shot has completely deserted him (24 3p%).

Deep Bench/Reserves

  • Simone Fontecchio: Italian rookie SF has the size (6-foot-8) but his shooting touch has been ghastly (36.1 FG%).
  • Damian Jones: More Lakers trade filler, played eight minutes in Jazz debut.
  • Udoka Azubuike: Paint-bound C picked in the late first who has made essentially zero impact in three seasons.
  • Micah Potter: Second-year big man on his second team who has appeared in three games all season.
  • Kris Dunn: Veteran backcourt defensive hound on a 10-day contract who can’t shoot a lick.
  • Johnny Juzang: Mid-range wizard in college went undrafted and has seen extremely limited NBA game action.

Who Are The Best Players On The Jazz?

Lauri Markkanen has emerged as a bona fide star, a shocking development several years and three teams into what started as a very promising NBA career. The former ninth overall pick has been one of the most efficient players in the NBA this season and has been a legitimate force on the boards. He rightfully made the All-Star team and has dragged what was thought to be a top tanking contender to the fringes of the playoff race.

The Finnish gunner is under contract for two more years at about $17 million per, meaning he’s producing like a star while getting paid like an average starter.

In a few years, Walker Kessler may have this title. He’s already playing incredible defense and averages 2.1 blocks per game despite playing just 21.3 minutes. The 7-footer out of Auburn surely has Minnesota wondering why they traded for Rudy Gobert when Kessler looks like a similar defensive anchor earning a fraction of Gobert’s monster salary.

Jazz Props

Player props are an increasingly popular way to bet on sports. However, unlike major markets (game lines, totals), prop markets can change significantly from one sportsbook to another. Luckily for bettors, TheLines has a built-in prop tool that enables you to find the best prices on any players you’re looking to bet.

Just type a player’s name into the search bar, and the player prop lines will populate from all over the market.

Also, keep an eye on TheLines’ YouTube channel, where the Coast 2 Coast crew breaks down NBA player props multiple times per week.

Jazz’s Current Season

It’s been an interesting year for the Jazz. They opened with one of the lowest win totals in the NBA after dealing away Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. Danny Ainge, brought in to head the basketball operations, has never been shy about charting the path he thinks is best, and he certainly took no half measures.

Thanks to immediate breakouts from Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson, as well as savvy coaching from new hire Will Hardy, it became clear right away the Jazz were far from a bottom-feeder. Even as their win pace slowed, they surpassed their market wins number in mid-January.

Even heading into the home stretch, after Ainge dealt away veteran PG Mike Conley and solid rotation pieces Jarred Vanderbilt and Malik Beasley, the Jazz opened April still in contention for the play-in.

With the franchise taking the long view, it seems most likely they’ll head to the beaches after game No. 82. But given the promise Markkanen has shown and the bounty of acquired draft picks, this rebuild may get turbocharged.

Jazz Transactions

Here’s a look at the moves the Jazz have made this season and prior to the season.

  • February: Traded Mike Conley, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and two second-round picks in a three-team deal with the Lakers and Timberwolves. Received Damian Jones, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Russell Westbrook and the Lakers’ 2027 first-round pick. Westbrook is now playing for the L.A. Clippers.
  • September: Traded Bojan Bogdanovic to the Pistons for Saben Lee and Kelly Olynyk.
  • September: Traded Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers for Ochai Agbaji, Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, three first-round picks (2025, 2027, 2029) and two first-round pick swaps (2026 and 2028).
  • August: Traded Patrick Beverley to the Lakers for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson.
  • July: Traded Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves for Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt, three first-round picks (2023, 2025, 2029), a conditional first-round pick (2027), and a first-round pick swap (2026).

How To Bet On Utah Jazz Odds

There are many ways to bet Utah Jazz odds during the NBA season.

The most common are the three major markets: spread bets, moneyline bets and over/under bets. Let’s take a look at some examples from an upcoming game hosting the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Jazz -9.5: This is the point spread. Since the Jazz are favorites (denoted by the minus sign), they are giving 9.5 to the Spurs. That is, they must win the game by at least 10 to cover the spread, which would cash your Jazz ticket.
  • Jazz -540: This is the moneyline. Again, the Jazz are favorites (minus sign), so the bettor must “lay” a price. That is, they must put up $540 for every $100 they wish to win on the Jazz.
  • Over/Under 242: This is the betting total. Bettors taking the over must see at least 243 points scored in order to win their bets. Those on the under must see 241 or fewer. If the game lands on 242, everyone gets their money back.

Any of these bets can usually be combined with other bets in parlays. A same game parlay with multiple wagers from one Jazz game also gives the option of combining multiple bets in hopes of a bigger payout.

Smaller Markets, Other Jazz Betting Options

Getting past the basics, player props are probably the next most popular way to bet the NBA. Since few if any team sports are more individual player-driven than the NBA, player props for the association are a very popular option. Rather than simply betting the Jazz to beat the Spurs, one can bet that Lauri Markkanen will score more than, say, 28.5 points. Or, they can bet that he will snag more than 8.5 rebounds. People love to bet props on their favorite players and in nationally televised games.

We’ve already discussed futures bets above. These allow a bettor to make a wager that the Jazz can accomplish some feat at a later date: win the division, the conference, the NBA Finals, surpass a certain number of wins, etc.

NBA bettors can also try teasers. Usually, NBA teasers involve buying four points from the sportsbook — for example, turning Jazz -9.5 into Jazz -5.5 against the Spurs — but in exchange, the bettor must parlay that adjusted price with at least one more adjusted price. Generally speaking, it isn’t advised to bet NBA teasers. “Key numbers” don’t exist they way they do for NFL games. Therefore, buying points is usually a losing proposition.

Finally, there’s live betting. Live betting has gained more and more steam in recent years, particularly in the NBA. Live betting the NBA is a great way to take advantage of things like lineup changes and random scoring runs. Teams very frequently make up large deficits in the modern, 3-point-centric NBA. That makes live betting teams that fall behind early an attractive option.

Pay attention to plus-minus data as well to help find an edge. For example, of the high-minutes Jazz players, Lauri has the best net rating on the team by a huge margin (+11.4). If the team sends him to the bench for his regular rest, that may be a great time to bet the Spurs live. They’re liable to make up some ground while the All-Star sits.

Utah Jazz Franchise History

The New Orleans Jazz entered the NBA as an expansion franchise in 1974-75. There, they experienced no success, topping out at 39 wins in five seasons and failing to qualify for the playoffs a single time.

The franchise moved to Salt Lake City for the 1979-80 season but kept the ill-fitting name. The team with the mismatched nomenclature continued to struggle, missing the playoffs for four more seasons.

Things changed in the mid-1980s. In back-to-back drafts, the Jazz selected John Stockton and Karl Malone. They formed the nucleus of an incredible streak (which started the year prior to Stockton’s arrival in 1984) of 20 consecutive seasons’ worth of playoff appearances. The two players, along with Coach Jerry Sloan (arrived in 1989-90), built slam-dunk Hall of Fame resumes, with Stockton and Malone compiling record-setting numbers.

After three Western Conference Finals losses in the early- to mid-1990s, the Jazz finally broke through and made the NBA Finals. In both 1997 and 1998 — each part of a run of three 60-plus win seasons in four years — the Bulls defeated the Jazz 4-2.

Utah continued to win in the ensuing five seasons, but they never again reached the NBA Finals with Stockton and Malone. The successful partnership ended prior to the 2003-04 season, and Utah’s playoff streak immediately ended. However, they rebuilt things fairly quickly and found themselves back in the Western Conference Finals in 2006-07. That proved the peak of a brief cycle of contention that saw the Jazz win 50 games a handful of times. Coaching legend Sloan stepped down near the end of that run, and the team entered another four-year playoff drought.

Working with a new core based around defensive stalwart C Rudy Gobert and dynamic guard Donovan Mitchell (draft for 2017-18), the Jazz enjoyed another cycle of contention starting in 2016-17. However, despite several high playoff seeds, the team never so much as reached the conference finals. Rumored discord between the star players led the team to trade both of them prior to 2022-23, and the franchise remains championship-less despite frequent contention across almost 50 seasons.

Utah Jazz FAQ

What are the odds that the Jazz will win the NBA championship this year?

Utah’s market price for winning the NBA championship is . As of late February, that equated to a 0.2% chance, without considering the vig, or sportsbook juice.

How likely are the Jazz to make the playoffs?

Utah’s market price for reaching the playoffs is now off the board. As of late February they still had an 18.2% chance of getting in. The Jazz have stiff competition for the play-in out West, and even getting there will see them end up as underdogs to most of the prospective opposition.

Are the Jazz out of the playoffs?

Yes, the Jazz are out of the playoff picture. However, heading into the final week of the regular season, Utah (36-43) was 12th in the West, 1.5 games outside of the play-in tournament. A 114-98 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder officially eliminated the Jazz from postseason contention.

Has a Utah player ever won MVP?

Yes. Since the advent of the NBA MVP award in 1956, one Jazz player has won and he did so twice. Karl Malone took down the honors in both 1997 and 1999.

Where do the Utah Jazz play?

Utah plays at Vivint Arena, located just on the Northwest edge of downtown Salt Lake City. It seats about 18,000 fans. Vivint Arena hosted the 2023 All-Star festivities.

Who owns the Utah Jazz?

Billionaire tech whiz Ryan Smith. He purchased a majority stake in October 2020.

Who coaches the Utah Jazz?

Will Hardy. He’s one of the youngest coaches in the NBA, and it’s his first head job.