Two of the top teams in the NBA face off on Wednesday night when the Utah Jazz host the LA Lakers on ESPN. ESPN BPI, a "measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward", gives the Jazz a 61% chance to win.
As of the time of this article, the Jazz are nine-point favorites over the Lakers according to oddsmakers.
Western Conference Standings Impact:
The Jazz sit atop the Western Conference with a 3.0 game lead over the second-place LA Clippers. The Lakers are not far behind - they are .5 games behind the Clippers and 3.5 games behind the Jazz. If the Lakers beat the Jazz, Utah's lead will decrease from 3.5 games to 2.5 games. If the Jazz win the nationally-televised game, it will increase their lead to 4.5 games and give them a sizeable cushion in the standings.
How to Consume:
The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers will tip-off at 8PM MST. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, and Jazz listeners can also tune into David Locke and Ron Boone’s radio broadcast on 1280 The Zone or 97.5 FM.
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