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Clippers vs Jazz NBA Game Preview

Los Angeles ClippersUtah Jazz
Dec 28, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Odds

23-6TEAM RECORD15-15

Los Angeles pays a visit to Utah on Friday, hoping to send the Jazz to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

This season the Jazz are 15-15 overall and 13-16-1 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 23-6 and 19-10 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Utah is 14-15-1 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 15-14.

View LA Clippers vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Jazz in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 194 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-rated Jazz and the No. 2-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 108-97 win for the Clippers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 17 in the league with 41.9 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 14 with 7.1 per contest.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 92 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Clippers were a 106-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Clippers and Celtics didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Boston was handed a 106-77 defeat on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

Utah lost its last outing, a 94-83 result against the Warriors on December 26. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Al Jefferson scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 94-83 to Golden State at EnergySolutions Arena on Wednesday).

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 10-0

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Clippers at Jazz trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
Utah is 16-2 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
Utah is 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Utah, Sunday, December 30
Utah at LA Clippers, Sunday, December 30