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NBA Lines: Lakers vs. Jazz

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to continue their dominance of the Utah Jazz both SU and ATS when the teams meet on the hardwood in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

Los Angeles has won eight of its past 10 games against Utah straight up and they've been almost as effective against the spread, picking up the win in seven of those 10 vs. the NBA lines.

View LA Lakers vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lakers are listed as 7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 196. The best Laker line as of noon today was at Sportsbook.ag at -8.5, -105.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Jazz and the No. 1-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-98 win for the Lakers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 3 in the league with 43.9 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 12 with 6.4 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 95.8 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

Los Angeles was a 110-82 winner in its last match at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 192 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Lakers blew out Dallas on Thursday, running up the score in a 110-82 win at STAPLES Center.

Utah lost its last outing, a 100-95 result against the Wizards on March 28. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Utah got 17 points from C.J. Miles but lost anyway 100-95 against the Wizards on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lakers at Jazz trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Utah
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Denver, Sunday, April 3
Utah at Sacramento, Sunday, April 3