NBA betting value for Utah has plummeted while LA has been up and down against the NBA betting odds. The Utah Jazz were slated to be the eighth and final playoff qualifier in the western conference despite being in a terrible NBA betting stretch that has seen their season go from profitable to one that will finish in the red against the NBA betting odds.
Utah had an overall NBA betting record of 37-42 straight up but was 38-41 against the odds. Utah has been in the midst of a NBA betting free fall; however, as from March 11 through April 10 they got the cash in just 3 out of 15 games.
The Jazz have not been an effective NBA betting commodity on the road this season as they had a mark of 17-23 against the spread. Utah has trended “over” on the road as just 16 out of 40 decisions away from home went under the total. Utah’s strength has been their 7th ranked offense.
Utah’s defense, on the other hand, has been a significant factor in their recent struggles as it ranked 17th in the league. Mehmet Okur is Utah’s leading scorer with an average of 17.1 points per game. Deron Williams has been an outstanding “quarterback” for the Jazz, averaging 10.6 assists per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers blew away the rest of the western conference to easily secure home court advantage for the NBA betting post season. The Lakers had an overall mark of 63-17 straight up and 41-39 against the spread. The Lakers NBA betting strength is their 3rd ranked offense, which is sparked by Kobe Bryant.
Bryant has led the Lakers in scoring with an average of 27.1 points per game while also leading the team in assists. The Lakers defense is cause for potential NBA betting concern as it ranked just 14th overall. Utah won and covered the last matchup in this series 113-109 as 1-point home chalks on February 11.
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