Jazz vs. Clippers Prediction
The Jazz are a small road favorite this afternoon at the Clippers. Can Utah pull off the upset when the teams tip-off at 3:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Clippers are 4-point favorites versus the Jazz after opening as a 4.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 204.5 and has been bet down to 202.5.
Utah has won six of its last 10 games but is just 1-3 over its last three. The Jazz did beat the Knicks in their last game, but failed to cover as a 12-point home favorite in a 108-101 victory. Rudy Gobert scored 35 points in the win, while George Hill finished with 15 points and four assists.
The Clippers had their three-game winning streak snapped in Dallas two nights ago, as they fell 97-95 as 5.5-point favorites. Blake Griffin led the team in points with 21, while DeAndre Jordan nabbed a team0-high 18 rebounds while finishing with 14 points in the loss.
OUR PREDICTION: The road team is 7-3-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams. The Clippers, meanwhile, are just 2-6 against the number in their last eight home games, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games playing one day of rest and have failed to cover in six of their last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ +4