Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/13/2014
Friday, March 14, 9:00 PM on PT, ROOT
Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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On Friday March 14, the Los Angeles Clippers will travel to Energy Solutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz. This will be the third time these two teams have played each other this season with the Clippers taking both of the previous games. The Clippers and Jazz last met on February 1st and the Clippers took this one 102-87. Jamal Crawford came off the bench and led the Clippers with 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal. Blake Griffin added 25 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in the win.
DeAndre Jordan got in foul trouble so Doc Rivers had to go to the bench early and the Clippers proved once again why they have one of the deepest teams in the NBA. Ryan Hollins and Crawford led the bench and helped Los Angeles shoot a blistering 51.4 percent from the field while holding the Jazz to just 35.8 percent. Both teams had an average night at the free throw line and both teams shot badly from behind the arc on this night.
Fast forward to the second half, the Clippers made an 18-3 run in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 73-61. Utah got to within nine points with six minutes left in the game but the Clippers closed the game out from that point. The Jazz were led by Enes Kanter with 23 points, 14 rebounds, an assist and a steal, and Richard Jefferson scored 19 on 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-6 from deep.
Los Angeles is 21-12-0 ATS on the road this season
Los Angeles is 18-15-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Utah is 15-15-1 ATS at home this season
Utah is 16-14-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/13/14 G Jamal Crawford Calf expected to miss Friday vs. Utah
02/17/14 G J.J. Redick Hip out indefinitely
No injuries to report
Utah is 6-4 against the spread over the last 10 games with Los Angeles. The Clippers have covered better in more recent matchups and are 3-1 ATS over the last four.
Los Angeles is 6-4 ATS over their last 10 games but haven't covered in two straight.
Utah is 4-5-1 over their last 10.
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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