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Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Utah won its last outing, a 96-87 result against the Bucks on January 2. The Jazz covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 94-79 loser at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Utah:
Team record: 11-24 SU, 16-18-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 17 of last 25 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles:
Team record: 13-19 SU, 18-14 ATS
Current streak: lost 6 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games
LA Lakers are 19-3 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing Utah

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Utah home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, January 7
LA Lakers home to Denver, Sunday, January 5