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Jazz take on Clippers in hoops contest

Utah JazzLos Angeles Clippers
9-23December 28, 2013, 10:30 | STAPLES Center20-11

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Jazz of Utah hit the hard court against the Clippers of Los Angeles.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers currently sport a record of 20-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-12 ATS. The Jazz are 9-23 and 13-18-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Clippers post a 15-15-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 15-17 against the number.

View Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Clippers as -12.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 201 earlier at GTbets.eu.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Clippers and the No. 25-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-85 result in favor of the Clippers.

The Jazz were a 105-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. The Jazz grabbed a 105-103 win over the Lakers on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Gordon Hayward at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 116-112 result against the Trail Blazers on December 26. The Clippers covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. Blake Griffin was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 11 rebounds but Portland still won, 116-112, over Los Angeles on Thursday at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 15-rated squad against Utah's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 6.31 per outing.

Next up:
Utah home to Charlotte, Monday, December 30th
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Monday, December 30th