Saturday, December 26, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 16-13 and a road record of 6-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 12-15 and a home record of 7-6. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97 points per game and surrendering 97.2, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Paul averages 17.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Alec Burks averages 14.4 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.4 per game. The Clippers allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Utah averages 97 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-15-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-14-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-11-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/25/15 F Paul Pierce Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
12/24/15 G Austin Rivers Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. LA Lakers
12/24/15 F Blake Griffin Knee probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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