Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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The Utah Jazz head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 94.3 per contest. The Clippers have an overall mark of 2-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 119.0 points per contest and giving up 90.0, which is a point differential of 29.0.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 0-2-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/23/17 G Rodney Hood Calf is "?" Tuesday vs. LA Clippers
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Ricky Rubio averages 14.7 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.3 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Blake Griffin has scored 29 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. DeAndre Jordan averages 10 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 18.5 rebounds per game and 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 99.7 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.33 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 17.7 per game. The Jazz allow 94.3 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 17.7 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 3rd in the NBA with 119 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 29. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 55.5 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 24.5. The Clippers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Clippers give up 90 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 40% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 20 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 24th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 30th in the league. The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 86.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 104.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +5
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