The Utah Jazz are known as one of the most stout defensive teams in the NBA, but they’ve regressed in a major way on that end of the floor recently. Gordon Hayward and company play host to the Los Angeles Clippers tonight, where sportsbooks opened the Clips as 7-point underdogs with a total of 207.
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- The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last six games at home.
- The Jazz are 2-7 SU and 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games after losing as a favorite.
- The Clippers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games on the road after winning their two most recent road games.
Utah leads the league in scoring defense (96 points allowed per game) but surrendered 112 in an overtime loss to Dallas on Thursday and 112 to Boston on Saturday. Hayward is on a hot streak right now, scoring at least 30 in four of his last five affairs.
Since opening the year on a blazing 14-2 run, the Clippers have gone 19-19 since while dealing with a litany of injuries. Starting point guard Chris Paul is still weeks away from returning due to a thumb injury, and L.A. is 6-12 without him in the lineup.
Just how one-sided has this series been in past years? The Clippers have won a fantastic 16 of the last 17 meetings with the Jazz.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Utah Jazz as -7-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 207 earlier at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 113-102 win for the Jazz. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Utah Jazz sport a record of 34-21 and 24-30-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Clippers sit at 33-21 and 27-27 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 28-27 for the Utah Jazz and 30-24 for the Los Angeles Clippers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Los Angeles injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Utah Jazz and the No. 23-ranked Los Angeles Clippers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Los Angeles Clippers rank No. 16 in the league with 43.63 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 9.6 per game, while the Los Angeles Clippers rate No. 7 with 10.41 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Blake Griffin scored 20 points and chipped in with 20 rebounds for Los Angeles on Saturday, leading the Clippers to a 107-102 victory over Charlotte at Spectrum Center.
Gordon Hayward chucked in 31 points for Utah on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 112-104 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
- LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Clippers’s last 9 games
- LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- LA Clippers is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
- Utah is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
- Utah is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 5 games
- Utah is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles home to Atlanta, Wednesday, February 15th
Utah home to Portland, Wednesday, February 15th