|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 23 April 2009 08:36|
NBA Playoffs action resumes with a Thursday game 3 NBA betting matchup of LA and Utah with the Lakers ahead 2 games to 0 in the series. NBA Playoffs fans have seen the two teams split against the NBA betting board in those 2 games while both games went over the total.
The Utah Jazz entered the NBA Playoffs suffering from a severe cold streak that has not been fully broken as of yet. From March 11 through April 14 the Jazz have a NBA betting record of 4-13 against the spread. The Jazz have also been trending over recently as including their first 2 games of the NBA Playoffs Utah has gone over the total in 10 of their last 12 games.
Utah was also a solid over team on the road this year as just 16 out of their 41 road games went under the number. Utah almost covered both of their
Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer have been the stars for the Jazz so far in the NBA Playoffs. Williams is averaging 25.5-points per game and has a whopping 26 assists so far in post season play. Boozer has averaged 23.5-points per game so far in the NBA Playoffs and has averaged 9.5 rebounds per game.
Kobe Bryant has picked up right where he left off for the NBA Playoffs as he has averaged 25-points per game so far. Bryant has been far from a ball hog as he has also dished out a nice 17 assists. Pau Gasol has also been effective so far in the NBA Playoffs averaging 21-points per game and 7.5-rebounds per game. The Lakers were the 3rd ranked offensive team in the NBA this year. The important factor to keep in mind with LA in the playoffs is value. Game 2 of this series was a prime example of how the Lakers are often poor values and overlays.
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