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NBA odds preview - Jazz vs. Clippers

Utah JazzLos Angeles Clippers
Dec 30, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

15-16TEAM RECORD24-6

STAPLES Center features an NBA battle between the host Los Angeles Clippers and the visiting Utah Jazz in betting action on Sunday.

Supporters of the Jazz have seen them go 15-16 and 14-16-1 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 24-6 and 19-11 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 16-14, while the Jazz are 15-15-1.

View Utah vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Clippers as 9.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 195.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 108-97.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense (102.2 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 22 at 99.4 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 48% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 116-114 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 230 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah was scorched by Chris Paul for 29 points as the Clippers defated the Jazz 116-114 in NBA action on Friday.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

A few Jazz at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Utah is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
Utah is 16-7 SU in their last 23 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing Utah
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah home to Minnesota, Wednesday, January 2
LA Clippers at Denver, Tuesday, January 1