Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz Bet on NBA Playoffs

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Bet on NBA Playoffs odds slightly favor the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in Game 3 of their first round playoff series against the Utah Jazz.

The Lakers dominated the Jazz in the first two games of this series in Los Angeles but now the series moves to Utah where the Jazz are very tough at home. The Lakers are a 1.5 point favorite with a total of 214 in NBA Playoffs odds.

Bet on NBA Playoffs trends show that the Jazz were 33-8 at home this season which was very good but the Lakers were an NBA best 29-12 on the road. Neither team has played much defense this season, particularly the Jazz. Utah has not stopped anyone all season and in this bet on NBA Playoffs series against the Lakers they have had serious defensive lapses.

The Lakers shot almost 60% in the first two games of this bet on NBA Playoffs series. Los Angeles has so many offensive weapons led by Kobe Bryant. Utah has weapons of their own with Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer but Mehmet Okur has been injured and he missed the first two games of this series.

The Lakers have a lot of positive trends that point to them being favored in NBA Playoffs odds. They are 6-1 against the NBA Playoffs odds in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Lakers have done very well recently against the Jazz going 11-5-1 ATS.

Surprisingly, the Jazz don’t have very good trends in this series, even at home. The Jazz are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and Utah is a terrible underdog going 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games in that role.

Looking at the total in NBA Playoffs odds we see the Over has been the way to go in this bet on NBA Playoffs series, 5-0 in Utah’s last 5 playoff games as an underdog, and in this series between the Lakers and Jazz is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings. The one trend that points to an under in this bet on NBA Playoffs matchup is that the Jazz have gone under in 11 of their last 13 home games.

You can watch and wager on the Jazz and Lakers by opening an account at SBG Global. Bet on NBA Playoffs action with Utah and the Lakers and watch the game on TNT television.

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