Clay Travis: Could a Team Like the Jazz Have an Edge With Fans in Playoffs?


Clay Travis: Could a Team Like the Jazz Have an Edge With Fans in Playoffs?

The NBA season is about to come out of the All-Star break, and now is when things are really going to kick into gear in the Association. One storyline that hasn't gotten a ton of attention to this point, but may become an issue to some teams, is the idea of fans in the stands during the playoffs.

There are some teams that have some fans in the stands already in their arenas, and the Utah Jazz are one of those teams. The Jazz are having a really strong season so far, as they are the overall number one seed in the Western Conference.

Clay Travis brings up a scenario that could very likely happen. What if the Lakers and the Jazz meet each other down the road in the playoffs? One could say that it would be very likely the Jazz would have some fans, potentially a half-full arena of loud, crazy Jazz fans. On the other hand, the Lakers, who potentially would only have 3 home games in this series, would have essentially zero home fans at the Staples Center.

Would it be enough of an edge for the Jazz to get past a team like the Lakers or Clippers who would presumably have zero fans at all in their home games? It's an interesting question, and one that many gamblers are probably playing very close attention to.

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