This NBA Playoffs betting matchup can be seen on ESPN television and should be very competitive. Let’s take a look at this game between the Lakers and Jazz.
NBA Playoffs odds usually favor the Jazz at home but that is not always the case when they play the Lakers. Los Angeles is thought of as the best team in the Western Conference and although Utah has a very good home court, the Lakers are still given a lot of respect in NBA Playoffs betting. Before Thursday’s game, the Jazz had won 6 of the last 10 home games against the Lakers as NBA Playoffs odds numbers tell us. Since the Lakers are the better team and the Jazz have a tough home court, these matchups in Utah are usually very close and competitive in NBA Playoffs odds and that is great news for fans that bet and watch the games.
The Lakers were a better team on the road this season than at home and that could continue in NBA Playoffs odds. The Lakers always get respect from the public in NBA Playoffs betting and that means they are overvalued. At least when they are on the road, the NBA Playoffs odds are lower and the Lakers can have an easier time covering the spread.
Utah has always been tough in NBA Playoffs odds at home but this season they have looked vulnerable. Head coach Jerry Sloan has said his team is not tough and it has showed in this NBA Playoffs odds matchup. The Jazz don’t play much defense and that is not the way to win games versus the Lakers in NBA Playoffs betting.
Before Thursdays’ contest, the last three meetings between the two teams in Utah had gone over the total. That makes a lot of sense considering both teams have offenses that are in the Top 10 in the NBA while their defenses are average at best. The total in this NBA Playoffs odds series has gone up every game as oddsmakers try and catch up.
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