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Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Odds
EnergySolutions Arena will feature Jazz vs. Lakers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Jazz sport records of 1-3 and 1-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 1-3 and 1-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Jazz and 3-1 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Lakers were listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 194 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated Lakers taking on the No. 9-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-99 win for the Jazz on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 98.2 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 19 at 99.8 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 50.3% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 116 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 108-79 result against the Pistons on November 4. The Lakers covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit was run off the court by the Lakers on Sunday as Los Angeles blasted the Pistons 108-79 at STAPLES Center.
The Jazz were a 103-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. The Jazz got 19 points from Gordon Hayward, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 103-94 final on Monday at FedExForum.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Lakers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
LA Lakers home to Golden State, Friday, November 9
Utah at Denver, Friday, November 9