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Jazz visit Clippers in hoops battle

Utah JazzLos Angeles Clippers
Feb 23, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

31-24TEAM RECORD39-18

The visiting Jazz hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at STAPLES Center against the Clippers.

The Clippers sport records of 39-18 and 31-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Jazz sit at 31-24 and 27-27-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-26 for the Clippers and 26-28-1 for the Jazz. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Clippers were listed as 10-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 196.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 3 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 104-98.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense (100.3 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 18 at 98.7 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.3% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (45.2% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Utah was a 115-101 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Utah got 24 points from Al Jefferson en route to a 115-101 victory over Golden State on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 116-90 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Clippers were blown out by San Antonio on Thursday, losing by a 116-90 final at STAPLES Center in basketball betting action.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Jazz at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Utah is 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
LA Clippers are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to Boston, Monday, February 25
LA Clippers home to Charlotte, Tuesday, February 26