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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers in NBA odds tilt

Los Angeles ClippersUtah Jazz
46-20March 14, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena22-43

EnergySolutions Arena features an NBA battle between the host Utah Jazz and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers in betting action on Friday.

This season the Jazz are 22-43 overall and 31-33-1 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 46-20 and 38-28 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Utah is 29-36 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 35-29-2.View Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as 8.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 205.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-88 victory for the Clippers.

The Clippers were a 111-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (209) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got a 30-point performance from Blake Griffin as Los Angeles handed Golden State a 111-98 defeat on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 108-101 loser at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Trey Burke scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 108-101 to Dallas at EnergySolutions Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 28-ranked offense (94.86 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 14 at 100.71 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 44.28% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (47.64% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Cleveland, Sunday, March 16th
Utah at San Antonio, Sunday, March 16th