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Can Jazz Make it Four Straight Covers to Start the Season?

The Utah Jazz topped the Los Angeles Clippers in a seven-game playoff series last season, but both franchises proceeded to lose a star player in the offseason and have a different look to them this year. With each squad owning two wins, the Western Conference foes will collide in California tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Clippers’ last 10 games with two days off between games.
  • The Jazz are 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
  • The Clippers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games after an ATS win.

With Chris Paul out of town, the Clippers have been forced to turn things over to Blake Griffin and the power forward has produced in the starring role so far. Griffin scored 29 points in each of his team’s first two contests while collecting an average of 10 rebounds. It hasn’t all been good news for L.A., however, as new starting point guard Milos Teodosic suffered a plantar fascia injury in his left foot during the Clippers’ win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.

In place of Gordon Hayward, Joe Ingles is another player who’s stepped up. Ingles is averaging 14.7 points while making 12 of 19 three-point shot attempts through three games. The Australian averaged only 7.1 points as a reserve last season.

Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood is listed as questionable for the tilt after missing the previous game with a calf injury.

Dating back to last season, the Jazz have been absolute road warriors when it comes to covering spreads on the road, as Utah is 8-0 ATS in its last eight road contests.

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers sit at 2-0 (2-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Utah Jazz are currently 2-1 (3-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Los Angeles is 0-2 OU and Utah is 0-2-1 OU. This season the Los Angeles Clippers are 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the number, while the Utah Jazz are 2-1 and 3-0 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 0-2 on the OU, and Utah is 0-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Utah injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Los Angeles Clippers rated this week at No. 3 and the Utah Jazz sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 3-ranked offense (119 PPG) against a Utah Jazz defense that ranks No. 4 at 94.33 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 46.15% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this NBA season (49.36% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jazz grabbed a 96-87 win over the Thunder on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Joe Ingles at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The battle between the Clippers and Suns didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 130-88 defeat on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Utah is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • LA Clippers is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers' last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Phoenix, Wednesday, October 25
Los Angeles at Portland, Thursday, October 26