Tuesday NBA Betting – Jazz at Lakers on NBA-TV

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Los Angeles Lakers are heavily favored on Tuesday night as they host the Utah Jazz.

The Lakers have been the hottest team in the NBA since the All-Star break while the Jazz have rarely been worth considering with an NBA bet at Sbg global.

Los Angeles Domination
There is no reason to expect anything less than a Los Angeles rout on Tuesday night. The only concern is that the Lakers may let up late in the game and give the Jazz a chance at the backdoor cover. It seems very unlikely that Utah can win or be competitive.  The Lakers lead the season-series with Utah 2-1 and Los Angeles won three of four against the Jazz last season. The Lakers are 19-3 all-time against the Jazz at Staples Center and have won their last nine at home against the Jazz. Kobe Bryant is averaging 26 points per game in his career against the Jazz.  The Lakers and Jazz just played last week and it was the Lakers winning 96-85 in Utah.  If you are taking the Lakers in this game then you do have to worry about them taking this game lightly and the poor ATS record at home for Los Angeles.  But you still can’t make any case for taking the Jazz.

Jazz Singing the Blues
Unlike the Lakers who have been great since the All-Star break, the Jazz have been terrible.  Utah has looked lost under head coach Tyrone Corbin and there is nothing to like about the Jazz.  Before Sunday’s game at Sacramento where they were six point underdogs, Utah had lost seven in a row straight up. In those seven games they were 2-4-1 against the NBA point spread.  The Jazz are going to be double-digit underdogs against the Lakers and while anything is possible, the Jazz are simply not a good NBA bet.

Jazz Also Going Under
Not only is Utah losing games, they are going under the total in NBA betting. The Jazz had gone under in five of their last six games before their Sunday night contest against Sacramento.  Utah still has Al Jefferson but he was upset about being benched recently and if Jefferson is not scoring the Jazz really struggle to find offense.