Jazz vs. Clippers Spread Prediction

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 1/16/19 Predictions & Odds

The Jazz have won seven of their last 10 games and will take on a Clippers team that is just .500 over their last 10 games yet Utah finds itself as a small underdog tonight. Will the Jazz pull off the upset?

Game Snapshot

539 Utah Jazz at 540 Los Angeles Clippers

10:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Clippers are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Jazz. The total, meanwhile, sits at 222 points and as of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread.

Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) will miss at least another week of action. He was re-evaluated on Tuesday, but the Jazz didn't offer any details about his progress. He will be re-evaluated in another week, and hopefully we'll get a target date the next time around. Dante Exum (ankle) is out for another couple weeks and Raul Neto (groin) will miss at least another week, so the Jazz will continue to rely on their multi-wing lineups with Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles running the offense.

Los Angeles Clippers Fantasy Spin

Danilo Gallinari shot 6-of-9 from three in Monday’s loss to the Pelicans, finishing the game with 25 points (8-of-13 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes. Gallinari, who’s shooting 42.2% from the field and 37.4% from three for his career, is in the midst of what would be his best season in the NBA. Gallo’s scoring average of 19.5 points per game is equal tot he number he produced in 2015-16 as a member of the Nuggets, but this season he’s doing this while shooting 45.4% from the field, 44.4% from three and 91.1% from the foul line. Gallinari’s also averaging 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, and he boast top-25 value in 9-category leagues (he’s ranked 31st in 8-category leagues).

NBA Betting Trends

Utah

The Jazz have dropped four of their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

Los Angeles

The Clippers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

Prediction

The Jazz have covered the spread in five of their last six road games versus Los Angeles and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus the Clippers overall. The Jazz are also 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six conference games, are 11-4-1 against the number in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest and are 5-1-1 at the betting window in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Meanwhile, the Clippers have failed to cover the spread in five of their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz +1.5

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