Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 44-28. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 43-30. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 30-39-3 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 37-35-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-38-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-33-2 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/22/17 PG Shelvin Mack Ankle "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/13/17 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 22 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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DeAndre Jordan averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage currently is at 49%. Blake Griffin averages 21.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.83 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.7 per game. The Jazz allow 96.5 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 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.33 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 25th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 104.9. In terms of pace they average 91.6 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. Utah turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4.5
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