Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz PIck-Odds-Prediction 2/1/14
Utah Jazz (16-30) at Los Angeles Clippers (33-16)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -13 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz head to the Staples Center on Saturday to face the Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers are currently in first place in their division, owing an impressive record of 33-16 on the season. The Clippers currently have the second ranked scoring offense in the league, averaging an impressive 106 points per game. Defensively Los Angeles does struggle at times, but if the Clippers keep putting up the points in bunches, L.A. will be a tough out. The Clippers have been playing well lately, winning four out of their last five, despite falling in their last outing to the Warriors on Thursday 111-92.
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The Utah Jazz are sitting at 16-30 on the year. The Jazz are playing better now compared to how they started the season, but still the Jazz are far off. Utah is scoring just over 94.8 points per game this season, giving the Jazz one of the worst ranked offenses in the NBA right now. The defense isn’t a whole lot better for the Jazz either, allowing 101 per outing. Utah is also banged up in this one, as Favors, Lucas and Williams are all listed as questionable for Saturday’s game.
The Jazz are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning overall record, and the Jazz are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up loss.
The Clippers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following a loss, and the Clippers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
This is just a ton of points to be giving up, but I just can't take the Jazz in this spot. Personally, I'm staying away but if you are going to play this one, I'd be on the Clips at home after a loss.