Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 10/17/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz
NBA Basketball: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arenar)
The Line: Utah -2.5 --- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers take the floor at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in NBA preseason basketball.
In a game that had a few wild point swings the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the visiting Portland Trailblazers 109-108 Thursday. The Clippers were outscored 30-20 and were fortunate to escape with the victory with the Trailblazers hitting shots at 48% including 10-24 on threes. LAC mustered a few more looks and a few more free throws to squeeze out the win. Blake Griffin was the game’s star with a high of 26 points and five pulls on 8-15 shooting while Brandon Bass and Marreese Speights tossed in 16 points each and combined for 14 rebounds. Chris Paul gave Los Angeles ten points and handed out ten helpers but LAC had plenty of contributors.
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The Utah Jazz should have some fresh legs after last taking the floor on Wednesday but they are hoping for better results after dropping a 111-110 decision to visiting Phoenix Suns. The Suns down 36-14 after 12 minutes before dominating the rest of the way for an impromptu victory. The Suns held a 44.7%-40.8% shooting advantage with a few more threes being about the only difference at the final buzzer. Dante Exum paced the Utah offense with 18 points on 5-10 followed closely by a 17 point, eight board effort from Rudy Gobert while Joel Bolomboy and Trey Lyles chipped in with 12 points and ten points respectively as scoring was not an issue.
The under is 24-5 in Clippers last 29 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and the under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 games following a straight up win while the Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The under is 7-1 in Jazz last 8 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and the Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss while the under is 14-3-1 in Jazz last 18 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Utah and the Clippers are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Utah while the Clippers are 11-23-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings.
If this were a regular season game which both squads are preparing for, you have to consider all the scoring from each team's previous game...