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Betting Line Favors the Utah Jazz in NBA Battle with Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers


Utah Jazz
Friday, January 16, 2015 9:00 PM ET
EnergySolutions Arena

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Lakers of Los Angeles hit the hard court against the Jazz of Utah.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Los Angeles Lakers listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at 5Dimes. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 198.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 98-94 result in favor of the Jazz. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Jazz sport a record of 13-26 and 20-19 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Lakers sit at 12-28 and 20-19-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 16-23 for the Utah Jazz and 19-20-1 for the Los Angeles Lakers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Utah Jazz) and the No. 22 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Stats Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Utah's No. 23-ranked offense (96.21 PPG) against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 106.82 PPG. The Utah Jazz have averaged 45.45% from the field per game, more than the Los Angeles Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (43.65% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lakers endured a 109-102 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Jordan Hill at STAPLES Center.

Derrick Favors poured in 22 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds in a losing cause for Utah on Tuesday, as the Warriors rolled to a 116-105 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Betting Odds Trends

LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers's last 7 games
LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 12 games
Utah is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Utah is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Phoenix, Monday, January 19th
Utah at San Antonio, Sunday, January 18th