Looking to win big? The Clippers and Jazz face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The Jazz are hosting the game at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Clippers are the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Jazz. The game’s over/under currently sits at 225.5 points.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5
This game will be played at Delta Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, December 8th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-98 in favor of the Clippers.
- Our projections have Paul George finishing with Paul George points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Clippers Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Clippers will be looking to build on their current two game winning streak and their overall record is currently 10-10. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 9th, and they are 4th in the Pacific division.
Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 8-12 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the Clippers hold an ATS record of 3-7 in contrast to a 5-5 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their latest game, the Clippers offense put up 111 points against the Nuggets. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46% and made 12 threes. In terms of offense, the Clippers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 19th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 11th in percentage and 20th in three-pointers made.
So far this season, the Clippers defense has been performing well, ranking 5th in the NBA at 109.3 points allowed per contest.
The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.
Will the Jazz Win at Home?
The Jazz have a below .500 record of 7-14 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Clippers. The team is currently 12th in the Western Conference, and they are also 4th in the Northwest division.
Utah has an overall ATS record of 11-10 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Jazz have an ATS record of 3-8 compared to a 8-2 record vs. the spread at home.
In contrast to their season average of 111.3 points per game, the Jazz had a below average performance. They scored 97 points against the Mavericks and had a field goal percentage of 40.2%. Coming into the game, the Jazz offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 35%. On average, they get up 38.1 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 17.1 made free-throws.
Looking at the Jazz defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 119.8 points per game (25th).
The Utah defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Utah.