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(40-26) LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz (41-25)
Date: Monday, March 13
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah
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Monday NBA sees the Utah Jazz and LA Clippers kick off the week in a battle of Western Conference foes battling for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Utah currently sits in fourth place out West with the Clippers sitting directly behind them in fifth.
Only one game separates these two, and while the Clips come into this one with a two-game winning streak while the Jazz dropped their most recent contest, it’s Utah with a 7-3 record in its last 10 while LA is .500 over that same stretch.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 1:00 a.m. ET on Monday, March 13, 2017.
LA enters this contest with an overall record of 40-26. Its road record is less impressive, but still above .500 at 19-16.
Against the spread, the Clippers are the definition of a .500 ballclub. They are 33-33 overall ATS and just 17-18 on the road.
Against the Jazz, the key will be to get out in transition and steal easy buckets whenever possible. Utah is a top three defensive team in the NBA and forces even the best offenses the game has to offer into uncomfortable situations.
As good as Chris Paul is in all facets of the game, he’s going to need his bigs to get out in transition with him.
Keep an eye on how well guys like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are running the floor (not to mention catching precision passes and finishing at the rim) as an indicator of how well this team plays against the Jazz.
Utah enters this contest with an overall record of 41-25. Its home record is 22-12.
The catch is that this group hasn’t been very good against the spread. It is just 29-35 overall ATS and 15-17 at home.
The reason for this is simple: Despite a great defense, Utah doesn’t score the basketball.
The Jazz enter this contest as the 28th ranked team in the league in terms of points per game. It’s difficult to pick up wins ATS (even with a great defense) when you’re keeping games close.
Here’s the catch, though: Utah’s offense isn’t bad — not by a long shot.
Utah’s points-per-game average is based solely on pace and not efficiency. The Jazz rank dead last in pace but are typically floating around the top seven in points per 100 possessions.
The Jazz may not win many games by a wide margin, but they win a lot of games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
Free LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The line hasn’t been set on this contest, which makes it impossible to predict ATS at this time.
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That said, we can predict with confidence that this game will represent everything we said about the Jazz.
Give this one to Utah in a relatively low-scoring game by a relatively low margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah Jazz 101 – LA Clippers 99
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