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Jazz face Lakers: NBA odds preview

Utah JazzLos Angeles Lakers
17-33February 11, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center18-33

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Utah when they hit take on the Lakers on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Lakers sit at 18-33 (28-23 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 17-33 (24-25-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 27-22-2 OU, and Utah is 22-28 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Lakers as -1.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 201.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lakers rated this week at No. 29 and the Jazz sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 88-87 result in favor of the Lakers today.

Utah won its last outing, a 94-89 result against the Heat on February 8. The Jazz covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Marvin Williams scored 23 points leading the Jazz to a 94-89 victory over Miami at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 92-86 result against the Bulls on February 9. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chris Kaman scored 27 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 92-86 against Chicago in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 20-rated squad against Utah's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 5 in the league with 9.24 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 6.74 per outing.

Next up:
Utah home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 12th
Los Angeles home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, February 13th