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Jazz visit Lakers in hoops battle

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Dec 27, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

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Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Tuesday when the Lakers try to run the Jazz off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.

Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 0-0 and 0-0 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 0-2 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Lakers are 0-2, while the Jazz are 0-0.

View Utah vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lakers are listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 188.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Lakers and the No. 24-rated Jazz in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 46-41 win for the Jazz on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 29 in the league with 0 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 2.5 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 29 with 0 per contest.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Utah won its last outing, a 107-103 result against the Nuggets on April 13. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 210 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Gordon Hayward poured in 34 points for Utah on Wednesday, as they defeated Denver 107-103 at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles was a 100-91 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Lakers wasted a 29-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Sacramento ran past them 100-91 on Monday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Jazz at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Utah's last 21 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 15 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 17-1 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Utah
LA Lakers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 15 of the LA Lakers last 21 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the LA Lakers last 15 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at Denver, Wednesday, December 28
LA Lakers home to New York, Thursday, December 29

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