Jazz vs. Clippers - 4/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (50-28) at Utah Jazz (39-39)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -5 -- Over/Under: 187.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, ROOT
The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz meet late Friday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for another win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.7 points and 8.5 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 19.9 points and 10 assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.4 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Utah Jazz hope for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.7 points and 4.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last seven home games.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss. The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Clippers are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Utah and 10-23-1 ATS in the last 34 meetings overall.
The Clippers have struggled on the road recently, and they're pretty much locked into the fourth seed. Meanwhile, the Jazz are fighting for their playoff lives and are a tough defensive team to beat at home. I'll take the more desprate team at home and the reasonable line.