The Lakers just barely covered the NBA Playoffs odds in Game 1 against the Jazz, winning 113-100 as 12 point NBA Playoffs betting favorites.
NBA Playoffs betting is always going to be popular on the Lakers and it is again this year. The bettors almost lost Game 1 though as the Lakers built a huge lead but gave some of it back. The Lakers were led in NBA Playoffs betting in Game 1 by Kobe Bryant who had 24 points. The Lakers led by 22 points at the half but led the Jazz get within nine a couple of times in the second half. Carlos Boozer led the Jazz with 27 points and Deron Williams added 16 points and 17 assists. Utah played without center Mehmet Okur who averaged 17 points per game this season.
Utah has had very little success at Los Angeles recently, losing their last 10 in a row including NBA Playoffs betting games. The Jazz were down 30-10 early and the game was really over. "We kind of looked like deer in the headlights to start," Utah head coach Jerry Sloan said. "I was kind of shocked."
NBA Playoffs betting trends show that the Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. the Pacific Division. They are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games overall as NBA Playoffs betting stats show, and 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games as a road underdog. Against the spread, the Jazz are also 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles as NBA Playoffs odds statistics show.
The Lakers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 NBA Playoffs betting Conference Quarterfinals games. They are also 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games as a home favorite as NBA Playoffs betting statistics show.
The Over is 4-0 in Utah’s last 4 NBA Playoffs betting games as an underdog and 8-0 in Utah’s last 8 road games, as well as 9-2 in Utah’s last 11 overall as NBA Playoffs odds numbers indicate.
The Over is 5-1 in the Lakers last 6 overall and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles between the two teams.
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