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Monday Lakers vs Jazz Betting

The Magic and Lakers can both complete four-game sweeps tonight when they go in for the kill in Game 4 of their respective second-round playoff series. Orlando’s second-round matchup with Atlanta has been a walk in the park so far. The Magic are up 3-0 after another dominating win in Game 3. Orlando was a 2.5-point road favorite at Bovada in Game 3 and destroyed the Hawks 105-75. Rashard Lewis led the Magic with 22 points and Dwight Howard continued to terrorize the Hawks with 21 points and 16 rebounds. The Hawks once again shot poorly in Game 3, hitting only 35% of their shots in the loss. Jamal Crawford led the Hawks with 22 points off the bench on 6-of-13 shooting. Josh Smith had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, but his shot wasn’t there either, shooting 7-of-17.

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Al Horford went from netting 24 points in Game 2 to only 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Game 3. After the Game 3 win and cover the Magic have won nine of their last 10 versus Atlanta while going 9-1 ATS. Orlando is a 5.5-point favorite tonight as they try to close out the series. The Lakers also have the Jazz in an 0-3 hole tonight, as they look for the series clincher in Game 4. After taking care of the first two games at home the Lakers edged the Jazz 111-110 in Utah as a 4.5-point underdog in Game 3.

Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher connected on three-pointers late to give Los Angeles the lead, while the Jazz failed to convert a game-winner after Deron Williams and Wesley Matthews both missed what would have been the game-winning basket. Bryant finished the night with a game-high 35 points, while Fisher and Ron Artest each netted 20 points. Pau Gasol posted 14 points and 17 rebounds, which made up for a lame-duck game by Andrew Bynum (0 points and four rebounds). Williams netted 28 points and added nine assists to lead the Jazz and Kyle Korver scored a playoff career-high 23 points off the bench on 9-of-10 shooting.

The scoring outburst from Korver was surprising after he scored only 11 points combined in the first two games of the series. The Jazz are a 2.5-point favorite in tonight’s must-win contest. If you’re a fan of the Hawks or the Jazz you should probably start thinking about next year. No team in NBA history has ever come back from being down 0-3 in the postseason, so it doesn’t bode well for either Atlanta or Utah.