Jazz vs. Clippers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have listed the Clippers as a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 198 points.
Utah comes in with a 2-1 record after a 96-87 home victory over the Thunder. Los Angeles is 2-0 after a 130-88 home win over the Suns. The last 10 meetings last season were split 5-5 with the Jazz downing the Clippers in seven games in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The over-under was 5-5 in those games.
The Jazz were led by Joe Ingles with 19 points in a balanced scoring effort versus OKC. Rudy Gobert accounted for 16 points and 13 rebounds. Ricky Rubio had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists. Derrick Favors put in 13 points, while Joe Johnson scored 12 off the bench. Utah built up a 21-14 lead through one quarter and continued to pad it the next two quarters.
In the Clippers' win over the Suns, Blake Griffin led the way with 29 points along with eight rebounds and four assists. Patrick Beverley had 15 points and five steals. Lou Williams added 18 points off the bench Los Angeles did have a setback in the win as point guard Milos Telodosic suffered a foot injury and is out indefinitely. Los Angeles led 61-44 at halftime on its way to the blowout win.
Utah is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Los Angeles.
The Jazz have allowed 100 or fewer points in all three of their games this season. While the Clippers have put up a load of points in their two games, it came against opponents that don't play much defense at all. Plus, Los Angeles is now without its starting point guard which will hurt offensive efficiency. Take the under here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: JAZZ/CLIPPERS UNDER 198