Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks Against the Spread 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 24-21. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.8 as they average 107.8 points per contest while giving up 105.0 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 24-19 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.3 points per game and surrender 114.3, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 22-22-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-23-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-18-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/14/19 PG Raul Neto Groin is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
01/08/19 PG Ricky Rubio Thigh is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 21.5 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tobias Harris averages 20.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.0 per game. The Jazz allow 105.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 115.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.0. The Clippers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Clippers surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers were 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game last season.
The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Los Angeles is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Clippers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +2
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