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The (16-32) Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference Pacific Division will travel to the “BEEHIVE STATE” for a Conference matchup.
Los Angeles plays the (29-18) Utah Jazz of the Western Conference Northwest in 2017 NBA action.
Tip-off is 10:30 PM EST on the TNT Television Network.
The game is on Thursday. January 26, 2017. The teams will play at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The best Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Lakers are a young and upcoming basketball team.
Los Angeles must continue to grow and allow their young players to get experience. The Utah Jazz is a defensive oriented team.
The Jazz plays in the smallest market in the entire league but has fantastic fan support.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-7 both straight up and to the number their last ten NBA contests.
The Lakers are 8-21 vs. Western Conference foes but have lost their last two straight up vs. Utah.
First-year head coach Luke Walton has seen flashes of what is to come of his youthful team. There are also times when Walton wants to pull his hair out of his head.
Guard Lou Williams is the team’s leading scorer with nearly eighteen points per game.
Second-year player D’Angelo Russell is second on the team putting the ball in the bucket. The Lakers have a long tradition of excellence, but they have been shaky the past few seasons.
Los Angeles ranks 18th league wide on offense. Defensively they are near the bottom in most statistical categories.
The key to a Lakers victory Thursday is to play their style for forty minutes.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Los Angeles Lakers at 20,000 to win the NBA Western Conference Pacific Division.
The 2017 Utah Jazz is on top in the Northwest, two games in front of second-place Oklahoma City.
Utah has lost their last two both straight up and against the point spread. As good as Utah is on defense their offense is slow moving.
However talent is not the problem, they are just a regular team which looks to drain the shot clock.
Former Butler University standout Photo of Gordon Hayward leads the Jazz in scoring and is slowly becoming a “SUPERSTAR.” Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert are forces in the post.
Sharpshooting Rodney Hood can also contribute with long ranges shooting.
The offseason acquisition of George Hill could prove to be the missing part for a strong playoff run for Utah.
The key to a Jazz victory is to stick to their principles. Bovada.Lv, list the Utah Jazz at -300 to win the 2017 Western Conference Northwest Division crown.
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