Lakers vs. Jazz Prediction
The Utah Jazz are double-digit home favorites tonight versus the Los Angeles Lakers at 9:00PM ET. Will the Jazz cover or are they not worth a play for bettors?
Oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI currently list the Jazz as 14-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under is now sitting at 191 points after the number opened at 192.5.
The Lakers head into tonight’s matchup with a 15-58 record overall and are 32-41 against the spread this season, including 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. On the other side, the Jazz sit at 36-37 on the year and 36-37 at the betting window while being 7-3 against the number over their last 10 games.
Los Angeles has been a horrible bet of late, covering just once in its last five road games and just once over its last eight games overall. The Lakers are also 0-5 against the number in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games coming off a loss.
It’s been the opposite for bettors when it comes to playing the Jazz, who are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games overall. They’re also 8-3 against the number in their last 11 contests versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and are a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last seven games when playing an opponent with a losing record. Thus, bettors shouldn’t have to worry about a letdown tonight for Utah as the team attempts to get to .500.
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