Betting on basketball respect is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers as they have improved their play as of late and remain a highly popular NBA betting commodity.
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night with a start time of 10:30 PM ET. Be sure and have your Sports Gambling account open and ready for the side and total on this big Western Conference matchup.
The Lakers covered just 4 of 10 basketball betting NBA online matchups from January 5 through January 21 although they won 8 of those games straight up which demonstrates their poor board value. Kobe Bryant was having another excellent season as he led the Lakers with 25 points per game.
Utah was 10-11-1 with the NBA sports betting line on the road with 14 of their 22 away games going over the total. This is the 5th and final game of a brutal road trip for Utah in which they are yet to get the money.
The Jazz have not been a good value as a dog recently with just 1 payout in their last 6 games when getting points as 5 of those games also went over the total. The Lakers have long been a poor value as a favorite since they are one of the most “public” teams in all of sports and they have gotten the money in just 6 of their last 16 games as a favorite.
The Lakers have gone under the total in 9 of their last 12 games as a chalk.
The Lakers have paid out in 5 off their last 7 games against the Jazz with just 1 of the last 5 meetings between the teams going under the total. In the only previous meeting between the teams this season the Jazz got the cash in a 102-96 home payout as the game went under the total.
Utah has also struggled on the road at Los Angeles with just 1 payout in their last 4 recent visits and just 4 payouts in their last 16 overall at the Lakers. The Jazz and Lakers have gone over the betting on basketball total in 14 of their last 20 matchups at Los Angeles.