NBA Betting News and Notes Monday December, 3

NBA Betting News and Notes Monday December, 3

NBA: Streaks, Tips, Notes
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Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets

Toronto Raptors have spent plenty of time away from home this season with 10 of their first 17 games on the road and that’s worn the troops as they have just one win in their first 10 games away from the Air-Canada Center. Raptors don't catch much of a break with this week's schedule dominated by five away games. Winning on the road is never easy, especially for Raptors entering 1-9 (4-6 ATS) away this season, 11-32 (24-19 ATS) traveling the past two years. It get's tougher on this Western swing as Raptors are on an 0-8 (2-6 ATS) skid in Denver, 1-12 (3-10 ATS) slide at Sacramento, 2-8 (4-6 ATS) stretch in Utah, 4-4 (5-3 ATS) at Clippers and 1-8 (4-5 ATS) last nine in Portland.

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NBA game of the day: Clippers at Jazz
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Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz (OFF)

The Utah Jazz are undefeated at home and the Los Angeles Clippers hope they have ended their woes when visiting Salt Lake City. The Jazz put their 6-0 home mark on the line against the Clippers on Monday and Los Angeles looks for its second straight road win against Utah. The Clippers won 107-105 last February after going nine years without winning in Salt Lake City. The victory snapped a 16-game losing streak in Utah.

The Clippers have won two straight games after losing their previous four. They routed the Sacramento Kings 116-81 on Saturday and are tied for first place in the Pacific Division with the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles is 3-3 on the road. Utah has lost two consecutive contests and allowed 124 points – second-most of the campaign – in Saturday’s loss to Houston. The Jazz are in second place in the Northwest Division, five games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder.

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (10-6): The Los Angeles bench outscored Sacramento’s reserves 58-26 in Saturday’s rout. Guards Jamal Crawford (17 points) and Eric Bledsoe (14) and forward Matt Barnes (12) all scored in double digits. “They are just solid,” star point guard Chris Paul said. “They are good teammates and guys that you need on your team if you are going to try to win a championship.” Crawford led the Clippers in scoring for the sixth time this season and has reached double figures in every game this season.

ABOUT THE JAZZ (9-9): Utah has been shaky on defense and has allowed over 100 points in four of the past five games. Houston rolled up 39 fourth-quarter points and tallied at least 27 in every quarter while beating the Jazz. “Lately, we haven’t been getting stops,” guard Randy Foye said. “You can’t look at different numbers and plays from the game and say, ‘If we would’ve got this, or if we would’ve did that.’ Top to bottom, we’re not getting the job done on defense.”

TRENDS:

* Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
* Over is 4-0 in Clippers’ last four overall.
* Over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Los Angeles has won just two of its past 40 road games in the series.

2. The Jazz will be without F Marvin Williams (concussion) for the third straight game and F Derrick Favors (arch) could miss his second consecutive contest.

3. The Clippers are 8-0 when holding opponents to 43 percent or less from the field.

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NBA Point Spreads and Trends
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There are six NBA games on the Monday night schedule. Here’s a look at some key trends to consider as you’re making your wagering decisions.

Lines are from the LVH SuperBook as of about 9:30 a.m. ET. Visit our lives odds board for updated NBA point spreads.

NBA trends:

* The Blazers have covered only once in their last 11 Monday games. The Bobcats have covered four of their past games following a loss. The home team has covered the past four meetings between these teams. Charlotte is -1 at home tonight, with a total of 192.5.

* The Cavaliers have covered their past four road games. The Pistons have not covered in their past five games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The Cavs and Pistons have gone OVER the total in five of their past six meetings. The Pistons are -5, and the total is 191.

* The Bucks have covered five of their past seven road games. The Hornets have not covered their last four home games. The Hornets have covered their past four meetings with Bucks, and the total has gone OVER in nine of their last 12 meetings in New Orleans. The Bucks are -4 with a total of 189.5.

* The Raptors have covered their past four games against a team with a losing record. The Nuggets now have a losing record (8-9), but have covered their last four home games against a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Nuggets have covered their last five meetings against the Raptors in Denver, with the UNDER occurring in four of their past five overall. The Nuggets are -10 with a total of 201.

* When the Clippers win big, it carries over into their next game. They have covered their last six games coming off a win of 10 points or more. The Jazz have covered five of their past seven home games. The OVER has occurred in five of their past six meetings. The Clippers are -1.5 with a total of 197.

* The Warriors have covered their last five home games. The home team has covered in six of the last seven meetings between the Magic and Warriors. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. The Warriors are -10 with a total of 195.5.

NBA injuries:

* Cavs guard Dion Waiters (ankle) is questionable tonight.

* Bucks guard Mike Dunleavy (knee) is doubtful.

* Hornets center Anthony Davis (ankle) is OUT indefinitely.

* Jazz forward Derrick Favors (foot) is doubtful tonight.

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