Showtime is back in LA and the Lakers look unstoppable in this basketball betting playoff series with the Utah Jazz. After posting two very tough victories at home in the Big Stapler the Lakers now look to truly impose their will in this NBA playoff conference semifinal by taking a game on the road a 3-0 lead in the series.
It won’t be any cake walk as the Jazz are one of the best home teams in the NBA betting action and have a ferocious crowd that has helped the Jazz win many playoff betting matchup through the past few decades. Since the days of Stockton and Malone teams have feared playing in Salt Lake City during the basketball betting playoff season.
Utah has its own modern day re-incarnation of Stockton and Malone in PG Deron Williams and PF Carlos Boozer. These two have been stellar so far in the NBA playoff betting action but they haven’t had enough help from their teammates. This series could easily be tied at a game a piece after the Lakers last second win in Game 1 of the basketball betting series.
But it’s not and the Lakers are slowly imposing their will on this sports betting contest. Kobe Bryant has been playing nearly flawlessly. He’s not dominating individually and that’s perfect for this team. As good as Bryant is, his team’s greatest strength is its post play. If the LA Lakers are going to repeat as the NBA Finals betting champions it will be because of the team’s big men, not Kobe scoring 40 points a night in the basketball betting action.
If this team is patient and lets Gasol, Odom and Bynum do their thing there is no team in the NBA odds action that can beat them. The Big Men are the reason the Lakers are up 2-0 right now in this NBA playoff betting series and not tied 1-1. Utah simply doesn’t have the bodies to keep up with the Lakers Bigs in the paint.
However, forward Andre Kirolenko could be activated for Game 3 and that would be a major defensive boost for the Jazz. If he can play 20 minutes in Saturday’s game you’ve got to like the Jazz chances in this NBA odds matchup in front of the home crowd with some home cooking from the referees.