Friday, April 8, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 187.5.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 50-28 and a road record of 23-16. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. Los Angeles is 9-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 28-20. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 39-39 and a home record of 24-15. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 95.8, good for a point differential of 1.9. Utah has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 23-25. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Los Angeles averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Utah averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 23rd with 15 per game. The Jazz allow 95.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.2 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Jazz score 98.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 95 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.1 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 91 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 37-37-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-44-3 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 40-36-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 30-47-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
04/07/16 G Wesley Johnson Foot "?" Friday vs. Utah
04/07/16 F Jeff Green Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Utah
04/07/16 G Austin Rivers Ankle "?" Friday vs. Utah
04/07/16 F Blake Griffin Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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