Friday, April 21, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Game 3 of their Playoff series. The series is tied 1-1. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1 point favorites.
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The Clippers finished the regular season with an overall record of 51-31. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 4.3 as they averaged 108.7 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Jazz had a regular season record of 51-31. They finished the year 1st in the Northwest Division. They averaged 100.7 points per game and surrendered 96.8, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 40-41-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 43-37-2 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 35-43-4 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 42-40-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/30/17 PG Austin Rivers Hamstring out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
04/18/17 C Rudy Gobert Knee "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 71% for the year while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Gordon Hayward averages 21.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.29 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.94 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112.7 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% 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 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.3. They get 91.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1
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