Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 4 point favorites.
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The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 101.5 points per contest while giving up 99.3 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 8-11. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/29/17 G Rodney Hood Ankle is "?" Thursday vs LA Clippers
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Rodney Hood averages 17.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Lou Williams averages 18.6 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. DeAndre Jordan averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.24 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 14th in the league with 105.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.32. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Clippers surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Utah is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4
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