Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
The Los Angeles Clippers (16-12) are headed to Vivint Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Utah Jazz (19-7).
The Clippers faced off with the Suns and walked away with a win by a score of 111-95 in their last game. Los Angeles finished with a 55.1% field goal percentage (43 out of 78) and buried 9 out of their 21 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 16 of 23 shots for a percentage of 69.6%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled 45 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In regard to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the field on 36 of 96 shooting. Phoenix recorded 41 dimes and had 22 steals in this game. In addition, Phoenix collected 28 rebounds (13 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Phoenix finished 84.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of 19 shots. They made 7 of 29 shots from 3-point range. In regard to fouls, the Clippers ended up finishing with 20 while the Suns finished the game with 10 fouls.
Marcus Morris is a guy who was a factor for this contest. He walked away with 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played 33 mins played and pulled down 11 rebounds. Morris shot 62.5% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Los Angeles comes into this game with a win-loss record of 16-12 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 44.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 642 assists on the campaign, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Clippers are shooting 36.1% on shots from distance (362 of 1,002) and 79.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 106.2 pts per game (19th in the NBA) while hitting 45.0% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Clippers are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 fouls. They rank 8th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 621 conceded so far this season. The Clippers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.9% (1,102 of 2,512) and they surrender 46.4 boards per game as a squad. They give up 33.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 5th in the league in points per game from their opponents (104.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Jazz got the victory with a final of 123-98 against the Wizards. The Jazz were able to pull down 37 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 49 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Wizards had 12 fouls in this contest which took the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. When it comes to three-point shots, Utah knocked down 13 of 39 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Jazz ended up shooting 48 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.6%. The Jazz permitted the Wizards to make 41 of 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.1% in this game. They shot 32.0% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 25 and finished the contest at 8 of 14 at the free throw line (57.1%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Utah allowed Washington to get 30 overall (9 offensive).
Hassan Whiteside ended up having an impact for the Jazz for the game. He converted 8 of 9 in the game giving him a rate of 88.9%, and had 14 rebounds. Whiteside totaled 18 points in his 20 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't get an assist.
Utah has a record of 19-7 on the year. The Jazz are committing 18.8 fouls every game and they connect on 78.0% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.6 times per contest (23rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per game. Utah has scored 2,998 points on the season (115.3 per game) and they snag 46.7 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Jazz are connecting on 48.1% from the field, which ranks them 1st in basketball.
The Utah defense allows 32.3% on 3-point attempts (278 of 860) and their opponents are converting on 76.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 20.8 assists and 40.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 1st and 1st in the NBA. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in points given up per game with 104.2. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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