Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 23-21. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 107.5 points per contest while giving up 106.7 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 18-26. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.0 points per contest and giving up 101.9, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-19-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 22-22-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-23-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/19/18 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Utah
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/18/18 F Jonas Jerebko Back is "?" Friday vs New York
01/18/18 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Blake Griffin averages 22.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Rodney Hood averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.84 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game. The Clippers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 28th in the league with 101 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.91. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21. The Jazz are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Jazz surrender 101.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Clippers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Utah is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2.5
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