Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz – January 26, 2017. Regular Season replays 2nd Round, NBA Playoff HD – finals 2017 full match-up.
Lakers vs Jazz
Friday, 27 January, 11:30 AM
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
Utah Jazz 96, Los Angeles Lakers 88
SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored 24 points in his first game after being selected as an NBA All-Star, leading Utah to a victory over Los Angeles.
George Hill added 12 points and Rudy Gobert chipped in nine points, 13 rebounds and a season-high six blocked shots for the Jazz. Utah snapped a two-game losing streak and swept the four-game season series with Los Angeles for the first time.
Lou Williams scored 20 points while Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac added 16 apiece to lead the Lakers. Los Angeles lost for the eighth time in nine games.
The Utah Jazz (29-18) will try to end a two-game losing streak and maintain their lead in the Northwest Division when they host the road-weary Los Angeles Lakers (16-33) as double-digit home favorites Thursday night.
Going into this matchup, the Jazz led the Oklahoma City Thunder (who play earlier in the night) by 1.5 games in the division.
The Utah Jazz will try to break a two-game losing streak on Thursday at home when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers as large chalk on the NBA odds.
The Utah Jazz are 14-5 straight up and 11-7-1 against the spread in their last 19 games at home. The Jazz are likely to pick up another home win this Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Utah is a 13.5-point home favorite in Salt Lake City monitored. In their last 12 games overall, the Jazz are just 3-9 ATS.
After stringing together a six-game winning streak that included a 100-92 home upset over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah has lost each of its last two games. The Jazz rank No. 28 in the NBA in scoring with 99.4 points per game, but have still compiled a respectable 29-18 SU record thanks to the league’s best scoring defense, allowing only 95.5 points per game.
The offense could have a chance to break through this Thursday facing a Lakers defense that ranks No. 26 in the NBA, allowing 110.5 points per game.
The Jazz have been far from a sure thing as a big favorite in recent seasons. Utah is 12-7 SU and 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games as a double-digit favorite.