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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/28/2019 Spread Picks and Previews

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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 12-28-2019 Spread Picks and Previews

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/28/2019 – The Los Angeles Clippers managed to claw back against the Lakers lead on Christmas Day but they are 3-3 for the past six games. They wish to carry the momentum and start another streak but they will be hosting Utah Jazz who won six of their last seven. Fox Sports Prime Ticket will put the game on TV while streaming is available at NBA League Pass and SofaScore this Saturday, December 28 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. The Clippers are the heavy favorites to win this match against the Jazz according to NBA Bracket Betting.

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/28/2019

When: December 28, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Utah Jazz +8 (-110) 218.5 o (-110) +340

Los Angeles Clippers
-8 (-110) 218.5 u (-110) -425
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Utah Jazz Betting

After ending a five-game losing streak against the Miami Heat, the Utah Jazz bounced back on a win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Rudy Gobert outclassed Hassan Whiteside as his numbers came out with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Donovan Mitchell was efficient on the floor with 35 points on 10-of-15 shooting. The Portland game was also a debut for Jordan Clarkson, who they acquired from a trade with Cleveland. He had nine points and it is scary how JC moved well on the Jazz offense in just his first game. Against the Clippers, they will need to approach the game carefully and make great decisions against their Doberman style of defense. Every point is earned while battling Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.

Players to watch: D. Mitchell SG 30 GP 30 GS 34.9 MIN 24.8 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 4 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 19.44 PER
B. Bogdanovic SF 29 GP 29 GS 33.5 MIN 21.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.9 DR 4.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.9 TO 2 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.2 PER
R. Gobert C 28 GP 28 GS 34.5 MIN 15 PTS 3.7 OR 10.6 DR 14.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.9 BLK 2.2 TO 3 PF 0.7 AST/TO 21.34 PER.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting

It was a total team effort for the Clippers when they brought down the Lakers for the second time this season. Pat Beverly was not credited much but a lot of what he did are hustle points which cannot be reflected in the stat sheet. Lou Williams and Paul George had a bad shooting night but it was Kawhi Leonard and Montrezl Harrell that picked up the team. Going up against the Jazz, it has been a tale of two Clipper teams lately. They are trying to find some consistency and if they show up with the type of game that they showcased on Christmas Day, then the game should swing to the side of the Clippers easily.

Players to Watch: K. Leonard SF 24 GP 24 GS 31.6 MIN 25.9 PTS 1.2 OR 6.8 DR 8 REB 5.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 26 PER
P. George SF 22 GP 22 GS 31 MIN 23.9 PTS 0.5 OR 5.3 DR 5.8 REB 3.6 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 3.5 TO 2.5 PF 1 AST/TO 21.08 PER
L. Williams SG 31 GP 4 GS 30.2 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 3 REB 6.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 3.1 TO 1.5 PF 2 AST/TO 17.06 PER.

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Utah Jazz

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 7 games.
Utah are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Utah are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against LA Clippers.
Jazz are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against LA Clippers.
Utah are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Utah are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers.
Jazz are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Utah are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 7 games.
LA Clippers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
LA Clippers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home.
Clippers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Utah.
LA Clippers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games this season.
LA Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 7 games played in December.

Injuries

Utah Jazz

Mike Conley PG Hamstring is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Clippers

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Utah Jazz Los Angeles Clippers
46-39-2 Against the Spread 48-39-1
40-45-2 Straight Up 49-38-1
110 Points per Game 115
106 Points Allowed per Game 114
45.91 Offensive FG% 46.23
77.18 Offensive FT% 78.38
38.71 Offensive 3PT% 36.28
44.25 Defensive FG% 43.3
75.84 Defensive FT% 77.52
34.09 Defensive 3PT% 34.27

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks

Still, with no Mike Conley, the Jazz still looks like a solid team and the addition of Clarkson in the guard rotation. But the game is leaning towards the Clippers according to Best Sportsbook. The Clippers are battling for consistency and they are looking like the team they are envisioned to be and their defense is just beautiful to watch.

Moneyline: The Jazz as the underdogs are at a +340 in the ML while the Clippers are handed a -425.

ATS: Utah and Los Angeles are separated by 8 points across the spread. Jazz are at +8 while the Clippers are on the other end with -8.

TOTALs: Jazz and Clippers are expected to reach 218.5 on their totals. Utah is expected to go over while Los Angeles are the team under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 108 Clippers