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Griffin Injury Could Have Major Impact in Clippers, Jazz Series

Blake Griffin will be out the remainder of the series due to a toe injury her suffered in Game 3 of the series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz. Griffin, who appeared to injure his toe after converting a layup in the second quarter of Game 3, has been critical to the Clippers success against the Jazz this season.

Shark Bites
  • The Clippers are 20-3 SU in their last 23 games against the Jazz.
  • The visiting team is 3-0 ATS in the last 3 games between the Clippers and Jazz.
  • The Jazz are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in the playoffs at home.

The Clippers have a plus-45 point scoring margin and a plus-27 rebounding edge against Utah this year (regular season and postseason included) with Griffin on the floor compared to plus-two points and minus-five in rebounding with him on the bench. Marreese Speights got some extra minutes in Game 3 and could be in line for a bump, but coach Doc Rivers could also opt to go with Luc Mbah a Moute at the four and give Paul Peirce more minutes.

The Jazz have been dealing with their own injury issues, as Frenchman Rudy Gobert has been sidelined most of the series with a knee injury. Utah’s other star player went off in Game 3, as Gordon Hayward scored 40 points while shooting 61.9 percent from the floor and 50 percent from deep.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Utah Jazz installed as -1-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 197.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 105-95 win for the Clippers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Los Angeles Clippers have seen them go 53-32 and 41-43-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Utah Jazz are at 52-33 and 39-43-3 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Jazz are 43-42, while the Los Angeles Clippers are 44-40-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Utah Jazz sit at No. 10 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at No. 4 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Utah's No. 28-ranked offense (100.61 PPG) against a Los Angeles Clippers defense that ranks No. 12 at 104.15 PPG. The Utah Jazz have averaged 46.65% from the field per game, less than the Los Angeles Clippers have managed so far this NBA season (47.63% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chris Paul poured in 34 points for Los Angeles on Friday, as they defeated Utah 111-106 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 6 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
  • Utah is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Utah, Tuesday, April 25th