Jazz vs. Clippers Prediction
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Clippers are 9.5-point favorites versus the Jazz, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 196 points. Utah is 15-16 overall and 6-12 on the road, while Los Angeles is 24-6 overall and 14-3 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Clippers opened as 9.5-point favorites and that’s where the line currently sits. As for the total, it’s gone from 195 to 196 as bettors continue to pound the over.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Clippers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest NBA trends, the home team is 20-7 ATS L27 in is series. Jazz are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. L.A. Clippers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Utah (15-16 SU, 14-16-1 ATS) takes on the hottest team in the NBA on the road. Not an easy task even after Utah gave the Clippers all they could handle on Friday night, losing 116-114, getting 3 at home. The Clippers, who won 16 straight, can't take the Jazz lightly as they were down 19 on the road. At home, the Clippers have been simply dominant and a lot of it has to do with their bench play. Forward Matt Barnes is giving the team a huge lift. He had a career-best streak of nine straight games with at least 10 points snapped on Friday when he scored six points. The Clippers are 17-0 when Barnes scores in double figures off the bench. Utah is a different team at home, where they are 9-4 SU, but are just 6-12 on the road. They beat a short-handed Orlando team in their last road game, but before that were routed by Indiana by 20 and by 16 at Miami. Expect a similar double-digit loss to the Clippers.
2012 NBA FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -9.5