Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/28/2014
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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The Utah Jazz, who are just 5-11 away from home this season, will be going on the road on Monday night to take on the high-scoring Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have already beaten the Jazz two times this season.
On Saturday, the Jazz won their second game in a row when they came away with an 88-71 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers at home. They shot the ball poorly in that game, but their defense was able to hold the 76ers to a low 32.4 field goal percentage.
Even with their recent hot streak, the Jazz are still near the bottom of the league in both scoring and rebounding. Their top scorer has been small forward Gordon Hayward, who is currently averaging just under 19 points per game.
On Saturday night, the Clippers scored just 20 fourth-quarter points against the Toronto Raptors and ended up losing 110-98 at home. They did make 12 of their 25 three-pointers in that loss, but they also lost the turnover battle 14-9.
Through 31 games this season, the Clippers are near the top of the league in scoring, but they have also given up over 101 points per game. Power forward Blake Griffin has been their best player by averaging 22.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while making nearly 50 percent of his shots. Shooting guard Jamal Crawford has scored 16.5 points per game while only turning the ball over 1.5 times per game.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
Utah Jazz are 16-14-0 Against the Spread
Utah Jazz are 14-15-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Clippers are 12-19-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Clippers are 17-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/28/14 G Alec Burks Shoulder "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
12/28/14 F Rodney Hood Ankle injured last game, probable Monday vs. LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
12/18/14 F Spencer Hawes Leg out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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