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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The Lakers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Jazz pay a visit to STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Lakers currently sports a record of 17-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-26 ATS. The Jazz are 23-19 and 21-20-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 22-19-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 20-21-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Lakers, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-100 victory for the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 102.4 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 18 at 98.4 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 101 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 92-88 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah earned a 92-88 victory over Washington on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Paul Millsap at EnergySolutions Arena.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 106-93 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 29 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 106-93 loss against Memphis on Wednesday at FedExForum.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8
A few Jazz at Lakers trends to consider:
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Utah is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 18-3 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
Utah home to Indiana, Saturday, January 26
LA Lakers home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 27