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Jazz Host Lakers on NBA Odds

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers will be gunning for a road victory on Saturday night as they meet the Utah Jazz in an NBA odds matchup.

The Jazz have already been tagged with a pair of losses both SU and ATS by Bryant and the Lakers this season, and they're just 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS over the past 10 meetings between the teams.

View LA Lakers vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Jazz as 1.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 187.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Jazz and the No. 2-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-95 win for the Lakers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 12-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 28 in the league with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 4.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 97.5 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in home scoring.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 93-89 winner as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Andrew Bynum en route to a 93-89 victory over Denver on Friday at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 119-101 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 119-101 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Gordon Hayward at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lakers at Jazz trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Utah
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games
Utah is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers at Philadelphia, Monday, February 6
Utah at New York, Monday, February 6

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