With a weak 3-6-1 ATS record over their last 10 games against the Jazz, the Clippers will head to Utah to begin their week on the NBA betting lines on Monday night.
Los Angeles also won just three of those matchups with Utah SU, although they're 2-0 SU and 1-0-1 ATS in the last two meetings between the Western teams. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in five of the last six Clippers vs. Jazz matchups.
The Clippers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 9-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 7-10-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 10-6 on the totals; Utah is 9-8-1.
The visitors opened this morning as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 198.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Jazz and the No. 3-ranked Clippers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-98 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 8-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 16 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.5 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 116-81 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Clippers on Saturday as Los Angeles blasted the Kings 116-81 at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 124-116 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 240 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 124-116 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Gordon Hayward at Toyota Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Clippers at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Utah
LA Clippers are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games
LA Clippers are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games on the road
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah is 16-1 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Utah is 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Clippers home to Dallas, Wednesday, December 5
Utah home to Orlando, Wednesday, December 5