Basketball betting has a quick rematch on Saturday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz.
The teams just played on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. It is finally time for the Lakers to start getting tested in NBA betting on the road as this is the first game of a five-game road trip.
Basketball betting has this as the second game of a three-game homestand for the Jazz. They get one advantage against the Lakers in NBA betting as Los Angeles played last night at home versus Minnesota. This has been a home-team series in basketball betting. The Jazz almost never win at Los Angeles but they hold their own at home in basketball betting versus the Lakers. Deron Williams has led the Jazz in scoring in five of the past seven meetings between the two teams. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in 10 straight games before Andrew Bynum had 22 points in last year’s win. The Lakers won two of three last season against the Jazz. The Lakers have lost 7 of their last 10 at Utah. The teams split their two playoff matchups at Salt Lake City last season. In the regular season meeting the Jazz won 113-109. The teams went under in their last three playoff games but before those games, the last seven meetings had all gone over in basketball betting.
This is only the fifth road game of the basketball betting season for the Lakers. They are 1-3 against the basketball betting odds in the previous four. The Lakers have usually been a pretty good team in NBA betting on the road since the lines are lower. That could happen again this season. Los Angeles is 5th in the league in scoring and 8th in defense and those are excellent basketball betting numbers. It is not a fluke that the Lakers have the best record in the league.
Utah started the NBA betting season slowly but before Wednesday’s game against the Lakers they had won 8 of their last 10. Utah has been solid at home this season in basketball betting. They are also a big over team at home in basketball betting as they seem to score a lot of points at home. Utah’s overall numbers are improving as well as they are up to #12 in the league in points scored and 14th in defense as basketball betting stats show.